Ayurveda

I keep hearing more and more about Ayurveda…but what the heck is it??? Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.

It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. But treatments may be geared toward specific health problems. Every person is made of five basic elements : space, air, fire, water, and earth. These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies,  called doshas. They control how your body works. They are Vata (space and air); Pitta (fire and water); and Kapha (water and earth).

My husband just finished his medication certification. During his class they took the Ayurveda test as one of their assignments. Ever since then he’s been bugging me to take it. He even guessed which one or ones I am. He kept going back and forth between Vata and Pitta but wasn’t sure which would be dominant. I finally decided to take the test because I was curious myself.

I took my test https://shop.chopra.com/dosha-quiz/

The results are in…

I’m officially balanced Vata/Pitta!!!

About Your Dosha

In general, Vata-Pitta types are thin in build, like the pure Vata type. Like your Vata counterparts, you are likely to be quick-moving, friendly, and talkative, but will tend to be more enterprising and have a sharper intellect (both Pitta traits). You will be less likely to approach the extremes of Vata. That is, you won’t be as prone to anxiety or as physically fragile. Your constitution gains overall stability from the influence of Pitta.

You will also have stronger digestion than pure Vata types and greater tolerance for cold, since Pitta improves the circulation. Pure Vata types, who are extremely sensitive to their environment, often fall prey to their intolerance for noise, cold drafts, and physical discomfort, but this is less true of Vata-Pittas. You may experience a tendency towards fear and anger, the negative emotions of the two doshas that predominate in your constitution. When you’re out of balance and under stress, this combination may cause you to become tense, hard-driving, and insecure. For this reason, it’s important to create a daily balancing routine with practices to release stress and emotional turmoil, including meditation, physical exercise, and restful sleep.

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