Ayurveda and The Three Doshas

Some of you may have heard about Ancient Chinese Medicine, which is 2,500 years old and included various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and exercise. Well, Ayurveda greatly influenced Ancient Chinese Medicine.

Ayurveda is an Ancient Indian medicine that has been used for thousands of years.

Ayurveda dates back 5,000 years to the ancient Indian Sanskrit texts, the Vedas. Yoga and Ayurveda are two branches of Vedic knowledge.

Yoga and Ayurveda are related healing disciplines of India which have been used for thousands of years and are still used today.

Doctors in India are Ayurvedic Practitioners, and one of the first protocols for sickness is to first balance the persons Doshas.

Ayurveda addresses all aspects of medicine including diet, herbs, drugs, surgery, bodywork, and its own special clinical procedures like panchakarma.

In addition, it provides life-style recommendations for health, longevity, and disease prevention. It includes the practices of Yoga from asana (postures) and pranayama (breath work) to mantra (chanting) and meditation as part of its healing tools.

According to Vedic philosophy, universal life force energy (or Chi or Prana that runs through all of us) manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Each person is made up of the three doshas. Some people have a different prominent dosha for their body and their mind.

As we move through life, the proportion of each of the three doshas constantly fluctuates due to our environment, our diet, and many other factors. As they move into and out of balance, the doshas can affect our health, energy level, and general mood.


Vata Body: Vata types tend to be thin and have long limbs. They tend to run cold and dry and enjoy warm, humid weather.

Vata Mind: They are very mentally and physically active and enjoy creative endeavours, meeting new people, and traveling to unfamiliar places.


Pita Body: They tend to have a medium build and endurance with powerful musculature. They often have freckled skin that easily reddens in the sun, during exercise, massage, and when blushing.

Pita Mind: They are strong willed and good at doing what they think is right. They are strong minded, intense, and irritable.


Kapha Body: Kapha types have strong frames, they have a tendency to gain weight.

Kapha Body: They are stable, compassionate, and loyal. They prefer a regular routine in their personal and professional lives.

To find out what mind-body type you are, you can take this quiz by Sahara Rose.

Let me know if this is of interest of you, because I would love to write more about it.

Love, Light and Namaste,

Anna B


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