Ayurvedic medicine forms the basis of the theory of tri-doshas. The human body is made of a lot of complexities. Every individual has a different body constitution that can be categorized broadly into Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Based on these three, the anatomy of the human body is also construed. If you are someone with a Vata-type body, you are more prone to cold and leaner and skinnier body type.
The second most broadly used category is that of Pitta. All individuals who have the Pitta body type feel intense heat. They also have body construction the same as the Vata type of people.
The third and most common type of category is that of the Kapha type. These people have short bones, have a bulkier structure, and are more prone to colds and coughs.
In Ayurvedic literature, everyday science is what is taught in practice. Therefore, to understand the Tri-dosha concept more clearly, one must dig further into the Panchamahabhuta concept.
Panchamahabhuta is the five elements that comprise nature. They are air, water, fire, space, and earth. These elements also constitute our body parts and therefore play a crucial role in restoring balance. If this harmonious balance of the body becomes slightly derailed, then it gives rise to numerous diseases.
Three Ayurvedic Practices In The Morning:
We all know that Ayurveda is an old school of science that is 5,000 years old. This is the reason why all its practices seem so natural and easy to practice. If you would love to incorporate the Ayurvedic way of life, then start with these three-morning practices.
JaliNetti Or Oil Pulling: JaliNetti or Oil pulling has been mentioned as an effective practice to pull toxins from your body. This can be done in the morning and has proven to be essential for the body. The method followed by this process is quite simple. All you have to do is take a cup of oil (mustard preferably) in your mouth and then squish it for around 15-20 minutes. The oil will work like a magnet and pull all the harmful toxins accumulated overnight and take it out of the body. After 15 minutes, throw the oil out and then wash your mouth properly to remove any remaining toxins.
Vamana is the detox treatment of Kapha. This is mostly done to remove any accumulated Kapha from organs such as the stomach and lungs. This process is also known as medicated emesis and is a powerful technique to eliminate allergies, and viral infections, and play a key role in weight management.
Basti is the detox treatment of Vata. It is advised during the mornings and can be effectively practiced at the peak of Vata derangement. Vata derangement occurs during the monsoons, and thus Basti helps remove the toxins from the body through medicated enemas. The large intestine is the cradle for Vata accumulation and therefore plays a crucial role in balancing Vata.