Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science and is thought to have formed the backbone of many of the Eastern holistic medicines. It had a unique way of looking at the body and understood completely the relationship between food and the body. According to Ayurveda, what you eat can affect how you look, how you feel, who you are and most importantly, your health! Anjum has been following the principle of Ayurveda for the last 8 years.

Ayurveda is not here to further complicate our lives but rather to lead us gently to take control of our health and to simplify our lives. We do this in three ways, what and how we eat, how we live and how we think.

The Doshas

Everything in the universe is made up of the same 5 elements; air, ether, water, earth and fire. We have all 5 elements in our bodies but generally not in the same proportions, there will be more of one or two of them. These excess elements give us our own individual (elemental) imbalance (our personal DNA). In Ayurveda, these imbalances are grouped into three and are known as doshas. The three doshas are vata (an excess of ether and air), pitta (an excess of fire) and kapha (an excess of earth and water). Most of us a combination of two doshas but generally even here, one will dominate. Our dosha (imbalance) will determine who we are, how we look, how we think, our temperament and our tendencies.

Which Dosha Are You? Click here (PDF)

To find out more about your Dosha, click on the thumbnails below:

Vata PittaKapha