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The Yoga Sutras

Here are some helpful links to understanding The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali

The Benefits of Pranayama

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Introducing the sister philosophy to yoga: ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian science, which contains medical knowledge that is relevant even today. Its origin can be traced back to the Vedas, universally accepted as the oldest available texts.

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Ayurvedic Healing

Ayurvedic Glossary

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The Doshas

Functions of Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Doshas are three subtle energies and essential factors of the human body that govern our entire physical structure and function. They are responsible for all the physiological and psychological processes, physical characteristic, mental capacity and the emotional tendencies.
The world dosha literally means "which maintains and controls the body", and tri means "three". Tridoshas are not prevalent to the naked eye but their qualities can be.
They are composed of  five elements with the predominance of one. The doshas are constantly moving in dynamic balance, one with the others.

Every being is born with unique balance of tridosha. The proportions varies according to the individual and usually one dosha is primary, one secondary and the third is least prominent. The Air and Ether elements combine together to form the Vata dosha. Vata is the principle of kinetic energy. The Fire elements constitues the Pitta dosha. Pitta controls the body's balance of kinetic and potential energies. Earth and Water elements combine to form the Kapha dosha. Kapha is the principle of potential energy.