Healing with 5 Senses

    Healing through the five senses nurtures balance and well-being. Ayurveda uses taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell to restore vitality to the mind, body, and spirit. Practices like aromatherapy, sound therapy, mindful eating, visualizations, and tactile therapies harmonize your being, enhancing vitality and inner balance.

    Healing with Taste


    While Ayurveda emphasizes balanced nutrition with all six tastes, Vata should favor sweet, salty, and sour tastes, while Pitta tends to prefer bitter, sweet, and astringent flavors. Additionally, Kapha may benefit from pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes.


    Each taste is associated with specific planetary energies and brings particular benefits for balancing the three doshas: Vata, pitta, and Kapha. In Astro-Ayurveda, planetary influences are carefully considered, especially when certain energies can trigger sensitivities or intolerances.

    • The sweet taste, symbolizing nourishment and stability, is influenced by Venus and Jupiter, which promote tissue growth in the body. Imbalances associated with the sweet taste include emotional hunger and cravings for comfort food.
    • The sour taste is prevalent in many dairy products. The Moon governs all dairy products and, if ill-placed, can cause lactose intolerance. Fermented foods and alcohol can contribute to increased acidity.
    • The salty taste is attributed to Mars. Although foods like meat, fish, and soy may have a subtle sweetness, their predominant quality is saltiness.
    • The pungent taste is linked to the energies of the Sun and Mars. They stimulate appetite and digestion by enhancing the digestive fire (Agni). However, excessive consumption can lead to issues such as acidity, heartburn, ulcers, and other digestive, pancreatic, or intestinal disorders.
    • Bitter foods aid in detoxification and reduce acidity levels. The bitter taste stimulates mental activities and cleansing processes.
    • The astringent taste is associated with Saturn’s qualities and aids in weight management and visceral fat loss. Examples of astringent foods include cabbage, cauliflower, aubergines, and chickpeas.

    By balancing these tastes in your diet, you can harmonize your vital energies with planetary influences for inner balance and optimal energy levels. For more information on nutritional guidelines, visit the Vedic Wisdom Blog section of the website.


    Download the 6 TASTES MENU and BALANCING WITH TASTE guides from the Quizzes and Booking page.


    Balancing with Taste

    Healing with Touch


    Self-abhyanga, Yumeiho and Hasta Mudras are all part of the healing touch therapies and are recommended individually.


    • Self-abhyanga, originating from Ayurvedic tradition, is a self-massage technique involving the application of warm oil to the body. Choose a massage option based on your dosha imbalances indicated by Vikruti quiz results.
    • Yumeiho focuses on realigning the body’s musculoskeletal system through a series of stretches, manipulations, and joint mobilizations. Yumeiho aims to correct postural imbalances, alleviate muscular tension, and improve flexibility and range of motion.
    • Hasta Mudras involve the use of hand gestures that are believed to influence the flow of energy within the body.
These powerful hand gestures are thought to activate specific energy channels (nadis) and stimulate corresponding regions of the brain.

    Healing with Sight


    Chakra healing through art is a holistic approach combining the therapeutic benefits of art-creation and color therapy with ancient chakra knowledge.


    • Muladhara
      Working with clay or play-dough to create stable, grounded forms. Drawing or painting strong, rooted images like trees, mountains, or sturdy structures.
    • Svadhishthana
      Designing and crafting jewelry that incorporates orange stones or beads. Creating mandalas with vibrant colors and flowing designs can help tap into creative energies and balance the sacral chakra.
    • Manipura
      Crafting a vision board that visualizes personal success and confidence. Include images and words that inspire feelings of empowerment and strength.
    • Anahata
      Planting a garden, painting, or drawing images of nature can help you connect with your heart chakra. Collaborative art projects, such as creating a mural or a group collage, can help you cultivate a sense of belonging and empathy connected to this chakra.
    • Vishuddha
      Engaging in vocal activities like singing or chanting while creating art. Combining journaling with artistic expression can help you explore and express your thoughts and feelings.
    • Ajna
      Creating imagery that represents intuition and inner wisdom, such as images of eyes or intuitive symbols. Blind contour drawing involves drawing an object or scene without looking at the paper. This technique can help focus on intuition and perception rather than visual accuracy.
    • Sahasrara
      Guided meditative drawing sessions can help you raise awareness. Artwork could include symbols, mandalas, or abstract representations of spiritual concepts.


    Balancing with Sight

    Healing with Sound


    Through the soothing resonance of sound, we can experience a sense of inner peace and tranquility, bringing harmony to the mind, body, and spirit.


    Specific frequencies and rhythms resonate with the body, calming the nervous system and alleviating the burden of unwanted noise—whether auditory, mental, or emotional.

    Each dosha type can find benefit in sound therapy. Additionally, each chakra is associated with its own unique vibrational sound. Techniques such as Primordial Mantra Sound and chakra meditation scripts are also centered around sound, offering additional avenues for exploration.


    Balancing with Sound

    Healing with Smell


    In Ayurveda, scents are vital for restoring balance. Whether diffused, added to baths, or in massage oils, their healing potential is strong.

    There is a rich history of utilizing essential oils, incense, and body fragrances to tailor our personal care and surroundings to our needs. From the captivating scents of nature to the aromatic spices in daily meals and the herbal essences in aromatherapy, every fragrance carries properties to help harmonize energies inside and out.



    Balancing with Smell

    Ayurvedic inner and outer therapies work synergistically to create harmony within both the body and mind.

    During your Ayurveda consultation, you will receive personalized recommendations for a daily self-care routine that includes five-sense therapy, exercise, and an Ayurvedic diet.

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