Ayurveda & Doshas
Sister Science of Yoga
Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga that focuses on the inner and outer wellbeing through harmonizing elements in the body.
According to this ancient science, each one of us exhibits a particular bio-energy that comes together through the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether).
These are called 'doshas'.
There are three types of doshas - Vata (air+ether), Pitta (fire+water), Kapha (earth+water). These combinations of the elements coalesce into three body-mind archetypes and dominate our physiological activities and also skin type.
At Shankara, we are primarily
concerned about your three Ayurvedic skin types.
Normal, Sensitive or Combination Skin