Many of my clients had never heard of Ayurveda, let alone had any idea of what a dosha is.
These crazy wellness people, what next?
Using Ayurveda and it’s physical/emotional/psychological dosha classifications can be invaluable in figuring out what easy food and lifestyle changes you can make to create a dramatic change in your health and happiness. Who doesn’t like easy?
I am all about easy!
Ayurveda originated in India over 5000 years ago. This holistic practice recognizes that we operate on the same system as nature. When we forget that, we get out of balance and that is when issues and diseases occur.
This practice utilizes the 5 elements of ether, fire, air, earth, water. It promotes natural wellness practices that put you in balance.
The three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—are derived from the five elements. Also known as mind-body types, the doshas express unique combinations of physical, emotional, and psychological characteristics.
By knowing what dosha combination, rarely are we just one type, you are you can determine what foods and lifestyle changes you can make to be more in balance, feel healthier, lose weight, sleep better and reduce your risk for certain diseases.
In general the doshas break down like this:
Vata – (Air and Ether) – thin, delicate bone structure, low body fat, hard to gain weight
Sensitive, spiritual, running late, can’t sit still, forgets to eat, routine of the day feels difficult and overwhelming, flightiness, memory problems, easily confused, not too present, baldness.
Pitta – (Fire and Water) -medium body frame, well proportioned, prone toward muscularity, easily overheated.
Type A personality, compelled to accomplish things, focused, organized, never misses meals and can be crazy if a meal is skipped, has a strong metabolism. Workaholic, doesn’t to well in hot humid climates, sassy crates problems that don’t really exists when feeling bored, needs to eat often.
Kapha – (Earth and Water) – larger body type, not necessarily overweight, gains weight easily, holds fat and water, strong, great powerful athlete when in shape
Grounded, stable, solid, clear about the ways of the world, sensual, strong sexuality, sense of physicality, steady appetite but not overly strong like pitta, can miss a meal, slower metabolism, resists exercise and is slower moving, often trying to lighten up (physically and emotionally)
So which dosha sounds most like you? Most likely a few!
Want to find out and receive three free recommendations for what you can do today to get more in balance?
Shoot me an email at Mindy’s Email and I will send you the “What’s My Dosha” quiz, return the results for three personalized recommendations that can make a difference in your life, today!
Stay tuned for my continuing series on Ayurveda, doshas and how simple changes and make all the difference!
I told you, it’s all about easy! 😎
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