Ayurveda literally means “science of life”. Veda
translates to knowledge, and Ayur to life. The Vedas were handed down by sages
some 5000 years ago and include all aspects of the mind, body and spirit. It
literally is a way of life, which includes the way we think, act, feel and
interrelate to our environment.

 Ayurveda is based on
a five-element theory, Ether, Air, Fire, Water & Earth and believes all
organic matter is born from the womb of the Universe and contains a blend of
the five elements.

Ayurveda, is entirely based on
the laws of nature. Ayurveda considers Man as a miniature replica or small
model of the Universe. The theory of macrocosm – microcosm continuum’ (Loka –
purusha.samya) is the most important principle of Ayurveda. The man and the
universe are made up of five basic elements called as ‘Panchamahabhuta’.

They are akasha (ether / space), vayu (air / motion),
teja (fire / radiant energy), ap (water / cohesive factor) and prithvi (Earth /
mass). The individual (purusha) and the universe (toka) remain in constant
interaction with each other. They derive and draw materials from each other to
maintain their normality and homeostasis.

Human Constitution

The five elements manifest in the human body as three principles or humors, known as Tridosha

 Air + Ether = Vata

Fire + Water = Pitta

Earth + Water = Kapha

They govern all biological, physiological,
and physio-pathological functions – when out of balance they contribute to the disease process.

 In order to exist we need each of the elements, but there is usually a dominant quality in each one of us. The best way to determine our overall Prakruti or constitution is to consult an Ayurvedic Doctor.


In the case of skin and hair treatments, we are best to focus on the presenting condition.

 As the day passes, seasons change, our lifestyles change, and as we mature and grow through the seasons of life, so does our conditional constitution – this is known Vikruti.

Vikruti refers to an individual's current state of imbalance compared to their inherent constitution or Prakruti in Ayurveda. It reflects how lifestyle, diet, emotional factors, environmental influences, and stress can shift a person's natural doshic balance. Factors like improper diet, emotional stress, unhealthy routines, environmental changes, and seasonal variations can all contribute to vikruti. Understanding vikruti is crucial in Ayurveda as it guides customised recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and therapies to restore balance and harmony. By addressing Vikruti through holistic interventions, one can align their current state with their healthy Prakruti, promoting overall well-being and vitality.


OmVeda products and treatments are designed to restore
your inner balance, further enhanced with OmAyur Wellness lifestyle additions, supporting you to be your best self.

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