Imbalance and Dis-ease
When our vital energies are out of balance with our physical constitution for a lengthy period of time, disease can take root and spread. In Ayurvedic philosophy, an imbalance of vital energies (doshas) leads to the accumulation of waste products (ama). Over time, ama moves to areas of the body where we have genetic weaknesses.
Once there, it begins the process that culminates with a serious disease.Â Ayurveda categorizes the development of disease into six stages, called Kriyakala. Each stage provides an opportunity to halt and possibly reverse the spread of the disease. Naturally, the earlier dis-ease is detected, the easier it will be to neutralize it.