Ayurveda is known as the Indian Medicine.Five thousand years ago, when Indian gurus were studying human physiology, they began to believe that each individual is made up of various energies which contribute to the distinctiveness of each one’s personalities. They called these energies ‘doshas’ and concluded that there were three in all which determined physiological properties within people. While all three doshas were present in everyone, each one had a specific predominance of one dosha over the others. This concentration determined an individual’s body type, food preferences, moods, and so on. Read on to know more about the qualities of each dosha.
Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind.Since Pitta and Kapha cannot move without it, Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body. It’s very important to keep Vata in good balance.
People with bata dosha tend to be very thin, very flexible and experience dryness.
Vatas character is an intellectual one.They’re good speakers, well-read and extremely easy to hold a conversation with.
The air element that rules this dosha, is the one that provides artistic & creative skills to the people.
Vata people prefer warm, lightly spiced food that are rich in good fat. Hydrating yourself is extremely important as vatas are prone to dryness, but make sure you drink only warm fluids.
The pitta dosha controls your metabolism, your energy levels and transformation in the mind and body. It controls how we digest foods, how we metabolize our sensory perceptions, and how we discriminate between right and wrong.
Pittas are natural born leaders, their element is fire.
They’re usually well-built and strong, aggressive and tend to dominate the others. There’s not much that can beat down a pitta personality, but heat does the trick. Pitta people love public speaking, are very driven and entrepreneurial but they lack patience.
Pittas tend to suffer from heartburn, acidity, ulcers and skin inflammations.
The Kapha dosha controls the structure of the body. It holds every cell together and ensures that the body is always protected.
Kapha types have a strong build and excellent stamina, their personalities are usually the people you turn to when you need to be comforted. Kaphas are generally more easy-going and placid.
From a health perspective, kaphas tend to be the most healthy of all doshas although they have a genetic predisposition to be overweight. Kaphas can find it extremely challenging to lose a few stubborn pounds even with all the exercise they force themselves into.
Knowing the Ayurvedic type you belong to, will help you understand yourself deeper. You will get the answers to your questions about your body function and help you live a more balanced, loving and nourishing yourself.
Understanding how these energies of the universe govern your body leads you to an understanding of your uniqueness.
In this way you will stop “hurting yourself” by trying to follow nutritional, physical or mental norms and you will love it for what it is, learning how to nourish it !
Ayurveda is the sister of Yoga and together they lead you to the union, to unite all the aspects of yourself!
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