The 3 Ayurveda secrets to good health & great hair

It is said that we tend to feed off the energy of those around us - probably like the moment you meet someone and their vibe fits yours almost perfectly. This same energy is what contributes to your mental, physical and emotional well-being. 

Now to get you to a slightly deeper understanding, you need to first know that this “vibing” also takes place for you bodily, mental and emotional health. To put it into perspective, here’s a real time example - 

What you eat nourishes your body (a daily dose of chips don’t count!) and makes you feel good. Now what makes you feel good directly affects your emotional wellbeing and that influences your mental energy. You see how interconnected these three levels of well being  actually are? 

But let’s focus on the main one - the all powerful energies that keep you going day and night (sometimes it’s netflix and at other times, it’s just you :P).

The ancient philosophy of Ayurveda identifies these 3 energies as Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

They’re basically like the 3 musketeers that can’t live without each other and literally work in coordination to keep your body functionality top notch. Plus, the Ayurveda philosophy is pretty dependent on these 3 energies especially in India to deal with hair loss and other health related issues correctly. So it’s super important to understand what it takes to keep the three of them well balanced. 

  1. Vata

    This energy is responsible for the movement in and of your body. In fact it helps in the movement of Pitta and Kapha as well. It is usually associated with the elements of air and space. The qualities of this energy include dryness, high activity rate, etc. So anything that you do relating to movement like walking, breathing as well as life processes like urination and menstruation are related to this energy. You’ll be able to recognize an imbalance if any of these life processes or basic activities that involve movement are interrupted. If you feel like the movement of and in your body are falling behind a bit, you can use exercising or other activities like brisk walking or playing sports as a way of managing this energy and taking good care of it.

  2.  Pitta

    Now, this energy is particularly interesting, especially if you're looking for good ayurvedic hair care. Pitta is associated with the digestive heat in your body. It basically means that it takes care of the process of conversion in your body. Eg. Once food is consumed, Pitta takes over to make sure all of this food is converted to proper nutrition for your body and Vata helps Pitta distribute this to every body part and vessel in the body.

    Now remember your google search on ways of dealing with hair loss in India? Pitta energy is what determines your hair loss. When the body doesn’t receive proper nourishment through food because of problems like indigestion, low metabolic rate, etc. hair doesn’t get the nutrition it needs making it fall out more than usual.

    How do you balance this energy? Well, it’s simple. You come to us!

    Dr. Shailendra who’s our expert on the medical board will take a look at your case and prescribe what exactly you need to take care of this energy better. All you need to do is take the diagnosis test and we’ll take it from there ;) Your pitta will be managed and so will your hair fall

  3. Kapha

    This energy takes care of all the lubrication in your body. It is associated with the Earth and Water. It is usually sticky and moist which means that you’ll be able to find this in your lymph, lungs and mucus. If you want to recognize an imbalance in this, look out for issues like sinus or a cold. Plus, taking care of Kapha is pretty easy going - eating particularly well and making sure your sleep cycle is well balanced (no, 10 hours of sleep is not balanced!)

So there you go. The ultimate 3 best friend combinations in your body - the best to help you determine what should be going into Ayurvedic hair care. Taking care of all three of them could be challenging at times, especially the Pitta dosha. If that happens, don’t think twice because it will directly or indirectly affect your hair health as well. Don’t wait on it to go away. Instead, work on giving it a small push. Once you get used to the entire process of taking care of your 3 energies, it will definitely be worth the effort. Your health will reflect it in your body and mind keeping your days brighter and happier than before ;)