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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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NATURE'S MEDICINE : AYURVEDA
The Constitutional Types

The biological humors as the predominant forces in our body become the main factors which determine our psycho-physical constitution. According to Ayurveda we are not all alike physically nor do our bodies react in the same way. Each of us is a unique combination and proportion of the biological humors.

Hence Ayurveda generally divides individuals into three types relative to the predominance of the three humors in their nature, as Vata, Pitta or Kapha. From these seven basic types are distinguished, pure Vata, pure Pitta, pure Kapha, dual Vata-Pitta, dual Pitta-Kapha, dual Kapha-Vata and a balanced, triple or Vata-Pitta-Kapha type. 

Some Ayurvedic doctors give numbers to represent the proportion of Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the body or in the disease process, like Vata 4, Pitta 2, Kapha 1, showing a high Vata state. But there is no standard way of doing this and each practitioner may do it differently.

 

 

 

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About Nature's Medicine : Ayurveda
Nature's Medicine...Pg1
Nature's Medicine....Pg2
Nature's Medicine...Pg3
Self Healing-Pg1
Self Healing-Pg2
Active And Passive...Pg1
Active And Passive...Pg2
Background-Pg1
Background-Pg2

Background-Pg3

The Biological Humors...Pg1
The Biological Humors....Pg2
The Biological Humors....Pg3
The Constitutional Types..Pg1
The Constitutional Types...Pg2
The Constitutional Types...Pg3
The Constitutional Types...Pg4
The Constitutional Types...Pg5
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg1
Ayurvedic Anatomy...Pg2
The Six Tastes. Pg1
The Six Tastes. Pg2
Ayurvedic Treatment..Pg1
Pancha Karma
Ayurvedic Massage...
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Foods..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg1
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg2
Important Ayurvedic Herbs..Pg3
Ayurvedic Preparations
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg1
Rejuvenation & Immortality..Pg2
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