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Anokha® Ayurvedics

Anokha® Ayurvedics a small side-line of Anokha® Skin Care which was launched in July 2016. These products are made by hand in small batches using time-tested principles of Ayurvedic medicine, a five thousand year-old (at least) system of medicine still practiced throughout South Asia. The word "Ayurveda" translates literally as the "science of life" (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). In addition to establishing guidelines for basic health, it provides wisdom which allows us to achieve our full potential. The essential idea of Ayurveda is simple: as our mind and body are completely connected, our mind becomes utterly capable of healing and transforming our body. By cultivating our own awareness, we can bring our mind into balance and in turn extend this to the body. 

Most people familiar with Ayurveda are aware that it categorizes people into three mind-body types, or doshas. Each dosha is based on a combination of two elements. Pitta is made of fire and water, while Vata is composed of space and air. Kapha is derived from elements of the water and earth. Pitta types have a fiery nature. When in balance, they have good digestion, warm bodies, sound sleep, and a strong sex drive. They can be excellent thinkers with a strong ability to concentrate. When imbalanced, however, they can be argumentative and short-tempered, and suffer from skin rashes and heartburn. Physically, Pitta types are of medium height and weight, with lustrous skin. Vata types are energetic and creative. They tend to sleep lightly and may have sensitive digestion. When imbalanced, this will manifest as weight loss, weakness, and constipation. Mentally, imbalance will create anxiety and insomnia. Vata types tend to be thin and agile, with dry hair and cold hands and feet.  Kapha types are strong with excellent stamina. They sleep soundly and have regular digestion, and are calm, thoughtful and loyal. When out of balance, they may become stubborn and resist change. Physically, imbalance manifests as weight gain, excess sleep, allergies, and depression. They tend to have large eyes, radiant skin, and thick hair.

Anokha® Ayurvedics products combine specific essential and carrier oils which assist in rebalancing each dosha. When trying an Ayurvedic product for the first time, keep in mind that you may fall into two dosha groups, and that your dosha will vary somewhat with the season.