a system of balance
At the heart of Ayurveda is the principle of balance. There are four aspects of the body that need to be in complete balance to stay healthy.
Doshas: The three doshas or energies, help maintain the balance of body and mind.
Agni: Is the digestive fire of the body. When agni is healthy, food is properly digested.
Dhatus: The dhatus are the seven tissues of the body, in English known as plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow / nerve, and reproductive tissue. Healthy dhatus allow the body to balance essential energy or prana in Sanskrit.
Malas: These are the body’s excretions which need to function well for healthy living.