Ayurveda & Doshas

Shankara

Ayurveda & Doshas

Ayurveda : ayur {life} + veda {knowledge}

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.

The Doshas

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'.

Body-mind Archetypes

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.

Vata

Dry

Pitta

Normal, Sensitive or Combination Skin

Kapha

Oily