CHAPTER TWO

understanding your body-mind type

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aYURVEDA USES THIS INDIVIDUALITY as a basis for understanding health. Each of us requires different foods, exercises, activities, and daily practices to maintain health or restore it when we lose balance. Understanding your body-mind type can empower you to make choices every day to help improve your health even if you have a chronic condition.

Ancient seers, or rishis, observed nature and noticed that the human being is a microcosm of the macrocosm. The forces present in nature are parallel to forces that shape our internal universe. Three fundamental principles govern movement, structure, and ...

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