This story is from – “The book of Ayurveda. A holistic approach to health and longevity” / by Judith H. Morrison followed by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda / Touchstone / page 8
What does Ayurveda tells you?
Ayurveda is a science of life which focuses on the subtle energies in all things, but also in other thoughts, emotions, and actions. Each person’s constitution is based on a particular relationship of three fundamental and vital energies, or doshas. Known by their Sanskrit names of vata, pitta, and kapha, these doshas are at the heart of Ayurveda. Not only do they determine your capacity for health but also govern the way you respond to the world around you.
To understand Ayurveda and think Ayurvedically, you need to familiarize yourself with the way the energies of vata, pitta, and kapha manifest themselves in your everyday life. The manifestations can be described in terms of the way we experience them. Ayurveda helps you identify the characteristic, or qualities of the doshas through a variety of common adjectives you already know, e.g. hot or cold, light or heavy, wet or dry.