Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finding my Dosha




I am becoming increasingly fascinated with the world of Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. 

Today I was goggling dosha's quizzes wanting to know what mine was. What is a dosha? According to Wikipedia, 'dosha is one of three bodily humors that make up one's constitution according to Ayurveda. The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily humours or doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.'  
I found the quiz on Deepak Chopra's website the best for me. http://doshaquiz.chopra.com/


So in doing the 2 dosha quizzes I found out I am both a Pitta and a Vata. But my mind is Pitta. It gives you a list of things to help you achieve balance for your well being. For me to rid the irritability, aggravation, and inflammation, my prescription would be: daily yoga, massage, communication with nature, staying cool and twice daily meditation.

It is so interesting and very insightful. It also sounds like a lot of hard work. But I am going to try and learn to apply something everyday, no matter how small, all about the baby steps. So even If I can't get out and do a yoga class because of anxieties and fears. I will start with walking. I love walking and taking photographs along the way. 

2 comments:

  1. Leah! Your blog is so beautiful. I also just discovered the wonders of Ayurveda AND am a Vata-Pitta combination. Ha! Lots of people, it seems, have a bit a of both in them. Or at least a lot of people at my gym, which is founded upon Ayurvedic principles, if you would believe it. It's great, actually, because they cater your fitness program to your Dosha. More importantly, have you ever explored Ayurvedic beauty products?! They're the BOMB!
    :)

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  2. Hey Madeleine Bites! Thank you for your lovely message. I have been looking at starting a whole dosha thing. What to eat, how/when/what to exercise. I will love to use Ayurvedic beauty products, I will definitely look into it now. I do like to make my own stuff besides the colour cosmetics. But maybe I can make my own based on my dosha?....Thanks again :)

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