Anjum has been following the principle of Ayurveda for the last 8 years.


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.


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.



An excess of AIR and ETHER
Vata is an excess of the air and ether elements. Being born with a vata constitution means you are blessed with the all-elusive naturally thin figure and delicate features; you are the natural supermodel. You have an endearing quality and are creative, intuitive and friendly. Like the wind, you are adaptable and flexible. You are enthusiastic about life, like to sing and dance and engage in other artistic activities. You are a quick thinker but also have a tendency to forget quickly. You are always on the go, at full tilt, and life is always busy and full of interesting activities.


An excess of FIRE
If you are born with an excess of pitta you are lucky enough to be able to digest pretty much anything you eat and have a strong metabolism. You have a good constitution and lots of energy and a sharp mind. You are determined, driven, competitive, courageous and organised. You are a doer. Most Pitta people have a medium build, a good complexion and sleep deeply (unless stressed which happens often). You are great orators, motivators and leaders but are also the soldiers and athletes of society. You are a clear thinker and have a great memory. You do, however, need to monitor your tendency towards stress and anger and keep cool, on all levels.


An excess of EARTH AND WATER
Kapha types are the earthy types and have the strongest constitution of all. You are strong, healthy and happy people. Having lots of patience, warmth and generosity ensures that you have a good circle of friends and are close to your family. You are stable and people often turn to you for emotional advice. It is said that kapha types have the best features, good (slightly oily) skin, hair and a melodious voice. You will age well. You are intelligent but not interested in scholarly pursuits. You will have a tendency to put on weight quicker than the other body types (through no fault of your own) but as long as you lead a healthy life, you will remain the healthiest and happiest of them all.

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