From Basmati.com, your resource for holistic, healthy living and natural healing. Ayurveda isn’t a new study: it’s been practiced for nearly 6,000 years in India. But it’s endured throughout the years because of its holistic approach to health. Often translated as “the science of life,” Ayurveda looks at each individual’s personal constitution as a mix of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha characteristics; your constitution affects your health, personality, and more. Check out our comprehensive book on all things Ayurveda – from self-care, to recipes, to choosing an exercise that’s best for your dosha.