In this video, Tory Hyndman introduces us to the principles of Ayurveda, in which we can learn to recognize our own, individual ‘nature’ or ‘constitution’.
Today, we have Tory Hyndman, whose dedication and interests have taken her around the world. Canadian-born, Tory was raised in Amsterdam and moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to discover the world of yoga and Ayurveda.
Tory helps us learn more about our own born constitution and all the personality traits that may come along with that. Including when these traits may have become too dominant; pulling us out of balance with ourselves and with life. This is a talk for everybody who is curious about finding balance in their lives. In her three follow-up talks and accompanying practices on The House of Yoga, Tory explains how we can bring this basic knowledge of ourselves into our yoga practice; bringing ourselves back into balance on the mat.
Watch this video and learn more about your individual nature, according to Ayurveda.
According to the Ayurvedic system, all human beings are made up out of the 5 elements: Earth, water, fire, air & ether. Now, from these 5 elements come 3 groups, in which two of these elements are drawn to each other naturally. So, ether and air are drawn naturally, known as Vata Dosha. Dosha means that which governs something. Next, there’s water and fire that are called as Pitta dosha. Lastly, when Earth and water is called the Kapha Dosha.
But in every single one of us there is a slight little difference – we have a little bit more of this and a little bit less of something else. This slight difference makes us unique human beings. Every dosha has its own qualities. Some of us are particularly fiery and powerful, but also may be easily irritated.
Use Ayurvedic knowledge to understand yourself and your loved ones, gaining a deeper insight on who you are, without judging yourself for the uncertainty.