Definition of health

Updated: May 27, 2020

According to Ayurveda health means equilibrium in our doshas ( basic elements of our body called vata, pitta and kapha ), digestive fire ( called agni ) and dhatus ( building blocks of our body ). This also includes proper excretion of the malas ( body's waste products ). Ayurveda also includes our mental and spiritual well-being in this broad definition of health.

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