Macrocosm and Microcosm
Simply put, the Universe is made of 5 great elements (ether, air, fire, water earth) and so are we! From outer space all the way down to the reproduction of our tiny cells, it’s all made of the same ingredients.
On our first day of class, Dr. Apte showed us a cauliflower and said it was the Universe. Huh. Then she picked a piece off…still looked like cauliflower. Then another smaller piece, still looked like the big one, then smaller…then she said, “This is us.” There was no difference between that tiny piece of ‘flower or the big one.
That’s how we roll in Ayurveda. Macrocosm and Microcosm are the same. So, it makes sense that when we go in accordance with nature, it is best for our mental, physical and spiritual health. The doshas are in flux during certain stages of life, certain seasons, and certain times of day. Once we learn how nature works, we will know how we work. And from there, we can always be in charge of our own health. Empowering, hey?