Ayurveda is an ancient practice that brings wholeness to modern living by achieving harmony of the mind and body. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest system of natural healing and provides high grade wisdom and knowledge for achieving perfect health.
Ayurvedic philosophy tells us that everyone is unique, and that prevention and balance are the keystones to vibrant wellbeing. Wellness is achieved through understanding and balancing the three mind-body types which are known as doshas.
You are born with a particular dosha constitution and this then shifts throughout your life. Balancing your doshas to achieve optimum health of your mind and body is a wonderful process and can be as simple or as detailed as you like. There are three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each has a different physical and emotional profile.
According to Ayurveda, everyone has a combination of all three doshas, with one usually being most dominate. So if someone was to say “I’m Vata/Pitta” what they mean is “I am dominated by Vata, with strong Pitta influence and minimal Kapha in my constitution”.
So what are the signs that one of your doshas might be quite out-of-balance?
Feel a little anxious and flighty? Have irregular moods? Do you react to stress with fear and anxiety and have racing thoughts? Is your skin dry? These are all signs your Vata dosha needs balancing.
Feeling a touch frustrated or impatient? Find it hard to keep cool both in terms of your actual body temperature and with your temper? Have a tendency to be controlling? Balancing your Pitta dosha will be fantastic for you.
Feeling unusually tired or sluggish? A touch sad or unmotivated? Are you prone to being complacent or do you tend to be quite stubborn in nature? Getting your Kapha dosha back in balance will be wonderful for you.