Your Ayurvedic Type or Dosha
What is Your Ayurvedic Type?
An Individual Approach
Your Ayurvedic type is understood to be based on a complex blend of qualities. To understand what this means you need to know about the doshas.
The jewel of Ayurvedic medicine is the recognition that every person is an individual, and every individual has their own path to optimal health.
Ayurveda uses the word prakruti to describe a person’s individual temperament or constitution.
Your constitution is understood to be based on a complex blend of physical, emotional and mental qualities – in the end unique to you.
To understand what this means for you, you need to understand your constitution or body type.
In Ayurvedic terms, prakruti is based on a blend of doshas.
There are three doshas (dosha can be loosely translated as a set of biochemical qualities) that come together to make up your individual constitution.
The Ayurvedic Doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Almost all of us will be a blend of doshas, with one dosha dominant, and a secondary dosha supporting that. Very few people will be dominated by just one dosha, and even fewer will be a balance of all three.
This combination of doshas is used to describe your prakruti. As an example you may be Pitta dominant with Vata secondary, and so your prakruti would be Pitta/Vata
Knowing your constitution will be of benefit all your life as you can adapt your diet and lifestyle choices to align with your prakruti – leading to good health.
The best way to get a proper analysis is by seeing a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. However, you can take an online quiz to get a good idea.
Keep reading to learn about the characteristics of each dosha, and find your Ayurvedic type.
Vata Dosha: The Characteristics of Vata Dominant People
Pitta Dosha: The Characteristics of Pitta Dominant People
Kapha Dosha: The Characteristics of Kapha Dominant People
Ancient Wisdom For Modern Lives
Through observing subtle forces in the natural world, Ayurvedic physicians developed a profound system of medicine based on thousands of years of practical application.
Ayurvedic scholars were the first to conduct detailed studies of anatomy, perform complex surgeries and understand the mechanics of the human body, including the development of the foetus in the womb.
Ayurvedic have been translated into Greek and Arabic, and so became part of the foundation for modern Western medicine.
From its earliest known roots over 5000 years ago, Ayurveda has spread throughout the world.
Today, Ayurveda is being rediscovered. Many of its fundamental teachings are now being proven through standardized trials and clinical research, offering safe yet powerful ways to bring the body back to its own natural state of wellness.
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