By VibhutiGanesh | Nov 28, 2011 | 20,665 views
In Indian contemporary life, we have either forgotten some of the concepts or have lost their real and original meaning. ‘Nadi’ is one such concept. To understand its meaning we have to go to the historic era. The Vedic philosophy enjoys the glory for its magnanimous approach. The vedic concepts were built upon cosmic system and its interlude with the human individual system. The concept of ‘Yathaa Pinde Tathaa Brahmaande’ (whats in the cosmos is equally represented in every living body) influences the fundamental rules of Ayurveda, Astrology, Vastu, Spiritual and Religious practices. Ayurveda considers that the five prime elements namely – Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Ether make up a human body. These major elements when combined with each other, create three patterns – combination of Air & Ether makes one constituent called ‘Vaata’; Fire & Water makes ‘Pitta’ and Earth & Water makes Kapha. A healthy body should have balance of these three combinations. However, each body holds an imbalance in favour of one of the combinations. This imbalance is called Dosha. The resultant variants of this imbalances are known as Tri-Dosha. The excess of Vaata is called Vaata Dosha; excess of Kapha creates Kapha Dosha and excess of Pitta creates Pitta Dosha. Depending upon the basic Dosha of a human body, the Prakriti (constitution) of a person was marked as ‘Vaata Prakriti, Kapha Prakriti or Pitta Prakriti.