Self Care

Glossary

Abhyanga
An ayurvedic oil massage practiced by two medics who massage to let go the warm oil into the tissues of the entire body. This helps loosen and facilitate the removal of accumulated ama (toxins) and the doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) from the body.

Agni
The element and universal organizing principle of conversion, light and heat.

Ayurveda
The science of life, the oldest health-care science known to man..

Dharma
Life’s purpose.

Dosha
The functional intelligence within the human body responsible for all physiological and psychological processes.

Ghee
Clarified butter.

Kapha
It is one of the three doshas i.e. the water humor, the intracellular fluid and the extra cellular fluid that plays significant role in the nutrition and existence of body cells and tissues.

Ojas
the most refined product of dhatu metabolism which controls the body’s immune function.

Pitta
It is one of the three doshas i.e. the bile humor, entire hormones, enzymes, coenzymes and agencies responsible for the physiochemical processes of the body.

Prakruti
According to the Samkhya definition this means unconscious, inherent relationship between self and matter. In other words it means one’s life consumption.

Tridosa
The three dosas Vatta, Pitta & Kapha

Vata
It refers to one of the three humors, the force that keeps pitta, kapha, all the seven dhatus and the malas in motion.

Get my email newsletters
INSTAGRAM
Find us on Facebook
Find me on YouTube
Follow me on Pinterest
Find me on Google+
Find me on LinkedIn
SHARE