In Ayurvedic theory, everything in the world is comprised of a combination of nature's five elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. In the human body, these same elements manifest as three energetic life forces called doshas. The three doshas, also known as Ayurvedic body types, are: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. In most people, one dosha is usually dominant or the most influential.
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What’s included in the report?
Understand your individual qualities and quirks
Knowing your weaknesses and strengths based on your body type is the first step towards improving the way you cope with challenges and grow towards spiritual fulfillment.
See which foods you should be eating (and avoiding) for your body type.
Your unique constitution requires certain foods and rejects others. By eating the types of foods you need most, you'll create a mind-body balance that will boost your health, prevent disease, and elevate your spirit.
Exercise smarter by knowing which exercises benefit your constitution most.
Exercising is good, but if you know which exercises match your unique dosha (body type), you'll be able to exercise less and benefit more from even the shortest workout.
Heal and remain healthy with the herbs and spices you need most.
According to Ayurveda, herbs and spices are considered medicine. Learn which herbs and spices your body needs and incorporate them into your meals to maintain a healthy mind-body balance.
Nourish your soul with a personalized list of essential oils and massages.
Some essential oils are better for you personally than others. With your Ayurevdic Body Type report, you'll know which oils you should be using and which massages will benefit you most.
See which forms of Yoga are the most suitable for you.
Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga. You'll achieve the highest level of health and wellness by combining both. Our Ayurvedic Body Type report will show you the Yoga poses that best match your dosha.
Enrich your life with powerful mantras, and discover how colors and gems can boost your energies.
To fully benefit from the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, we've included personalized mantras that suit your type. Furthermore, you'll get a list of recommended colors and healing gems that match your dosha and promote good health and happiness.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word comprised of ayu, meaning life/lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. Together, they comprise "the Science of Life," or Ayurveda, which is not only the oldest medical system in the world, but which continues to be recognized today as an effective form of holistic medicine by the World Health Organization. With its origins in ancient Indian traditions and texts, the goal of Ayurveda is to achieve a balanced mind-body-spirit, which is considered the ultimate state of health.
Key concepts in Ayurveda include the uniqueness of the individual, the body's capacity to self-heal, the centrality of healthy digestion and nutrition, knowledge of the three doshas or body types (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), and lifestyle habits that support one's innate or basic constitution.
Additional Ayurvedic tenets include correcting system imbalances by inviting in 'the opposite,' the importance of a daily exercise regimen (i.e. Yoga), utilizing the healing powers of herbs and spices, and benefiting from practices such as meditation, mantras, certain types of massages, colors, and gems. Health and wellness are also said to be influenced by environmental factors, the four seasons, and even by the rhythms of the 24-hour day.
According to Ayurveda, each person has an exclusive makeup comprised of a one-of-a-kind combination of the three doshas. As a result, no two people are alike and all Ayurveda wellness prescriptions are highly personalized and individualized. To get started on your Ayurvedic path towards optimal health, begin by taking the Dosha Quiz (also known as the Body Type Test).
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers.
While not apparent to the eye, your innate body type (dosha or basic constitution) affects your daily life in multiple ways. Not only does it influence your physical traits, personality characteristics, and other natural tendencies, but the doshas are constantly reacting to the foods you eat, your behaviors and lifestyle habits, your emotions, and inputs such as the weather and time of day. When one or more of your doshas is imbalanced (i.e. becomes in excess or deficit as a result of stress, poor diet, or emotional trauma), your natural internal equilibrium is thrown off, potentially manifesting in health challenges and illness.
When it comes to optimal healthy living, Aryurveda places diet and nutrition at the top of the list. The key is learning which foods, ingredients, herbs and spices best match your dosha and how you can use diet to prevent and correct system imbalances. Unlike other diet plans, an Ayurvedic specialist will recommend a food plan that is tailor-made to suit your personal, biological constitution and which aims to enhance and support your overall well-being: mind, body, and spirit. This takes the guesswork out of healthy eating and puts you squarely in the driver's seat to achieve greater joy, vitality, and your personal best.
Rooted in ancient Indian traditions and Sanskrit texts and considered to be the world's oldest healing science, Ayurveda remains highly relevant today. Translated as "The Science of Life," Ayurveda is experiencing a modern-day resurgence. It is considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. and is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective and sophisticated system of natural health care.
Ayurveda's holistic approach to living is highly individualized and aims to maintain balance in the mind, body, and spirit. Its protocols are easy to implement and follow and its recommendations for dosha-friendly diets, exercise routines, and lifestyle habits offer its followers practical tools for achieving greater physical, mental, and emotional health and for experiences more joy and vitality.
To determine if your dominant dosha falls under the category of Vata, Pitta, or Kapha, simply take the online Ayurveda Dosha Quiz. You will then receive a report containing personalized recommendations for restoring and maintaining mind-body-spirit balance. The report will include protocols for a dosha-friendly diet, exercise regimen (including Yoga), as well as recommended herbs, essential oils, massages, and meditation practices.
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