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Ayurveda Philosophy

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Ayurveda is an ancient system of life (Ayur) knowledge (Veda), which took root, in India thousands of years ago. The philosophy of Ayurveda is governed by physical/behavioral sciences and the medical arts. According to Ayurveda teachings, disease and health are both directly related to the interconnectedness of the self, personality, and everything that occurs in the mental, emotional, and spiritual being. In order to be healthy it is important to strike a balance between all of the elements that govern our mind, body and spirit.

It is a fundamental tenet of Ayurveda that all creation is influenced by the interplay that occurs between three fundamental energy complexes (popularly known as Doshas).The three energies are called: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. All three energies exist in each one of us in varying ratios, and it is this ratio that ultimately results in all the good and bad we experience; physically and mentally.

At Arammish you will find that we embrace the teachings of Ayurveda and seek to discover and correct whatever your personal energy imbalances maybe. We do this by giving you access to individual consultations, a highly skilled staff and natural Ayurveda products.

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The Doshas


People with a predominantly Vata dosha display physical and emotional characteristics linked to the elemental qualities of space/akasha and air/vayu.  These people generally tend to be very energetic and restless. They also have a fast metabolism which results in a thin and slender physique. Their skin is dry, rough and thin. People with a predominantly Vata dosha should stay away from oily foods, and include more fresh fruits, vegetables and spices in their diet.


Formed by the interaction of fire and water…the polarity of these two elements plays an important role for Pitta, which regulates the body metabolism and transformations in the body’s form. Cool or warm but not steaming hot foods; bitter, sweet, and astringent tastes, are what are perfect for this body type. Take cool, refreshing food in summer. Reduce the consumption of salt, oil and spices, all of which are “heating” to the body. Salads are good, so is milk and ice cream.


People with a predominant kapha dosha tend to have a heavy and solid, or large build. They are often overweight, gain weight easily and have high muscle development (plump and round). Their skin is thick, smooth and moist. Their complexion is usually clear, fair or pale, and hair is oily, thick and wavy. Their teeth are strong, white and well formed.

Warm light food, dry food, cooked without much water, minimum of butter, oil and sugar are recommended for this body type. Stimulating foods with pungent, bitter and astringent tastes and deep fried foods are best avoided. Eat lightly cooked foods or raw fruits and vegetables. Eat spicy, bitter and astringent foods.