Cassie and Grace met over a cup of coffee on a warm, sunny afternoon. But the brightness of the day didn’t quite reflect on Cassie’s face and Grace was quick to notice. She couldn’t resist asking.
“The common problems that we women face”, said Cassie drooping in despair. Just then, the excitement in Grace’s voice interrupted Cassie’s flow of negative thoughts. Grace mentioned that she had done a workshop on ‘Ayurveda and female issues’ a few years ago and having modified her lifestyle since has made all the difference in her life.
Grace went on to explain how according to Ayurveda, our body is made up of five elements, that is, earth, water, fire, air, and ether or space. These elements are present in different proportions in our body that define our doshas or biochemical forces.
She then told Cassie that there are three doshas depending on which element is dominant—
- Vata—when the air and space elements are dominant
- Pitta—when the fire and water elements are dominant
- Kapha – when the water and earth elements are dominant.
An imbalance of one or more of these doshas causes health problems.
“But don’t you worry Cassie! I’ll take you to my Ayurvedic doctor and she will help you through it. Ayurveda is unique in its approach because it corrects these imbalances which is the root cause of your visible symptoms instead of just suppressing the symptoms.
Meanwhile let me brief you on what Ayurveda suggests for these lifestyle problems that we females face.”