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Hi there, I'm continuing my Ayurveda theme today and chatting about the three Doshas and what they mean. Basically doshas are the life energies behind all of our functions, a balance between body, mind, spirit, and wellbeing. They refer to your unique physical and mental constitution.
Everyone has their dominant dosha or combination of two or three of these elemental forces. Knowing yours can help you maintain balance, who doesn't want that? and help you through seasonal changes for lasting health and peace of mind. OMming out!
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The 3 Dosha Types
Vata (airy element). It is characterized by properties of dry, cold, light, and movement. All movement in the body is due to property of vata. Blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and your heartbeat.
- In balance: There is creativity and vitality.
- Out of balance: Can produce fear and anxiety.
Pitta is the fiery element. Energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and your body's temperature. It is characterized by hotness, moist, liquid, sharp and sour, its chief quality is heat. It is primarily characterized by body heat or burning sensation and redness.
- In balance: Leads to contentment and intelligence.
- Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.
Kapha is the watery element. Energy that controls growth in the body. It is characterized by heaviness, cold ,tenderness, softness, slowness, lubrication, and the carrier of nutrients. It is nourishing element of the body. It supplies water to all body parts, moisturizes the skin, and maintains the immune system. All the soft organs are made by kapha, it plays an important role in taste perception, Joint nourishment and lubrication
- In balance: Expressed as love and forgiveness.
- Out of balance: Can lead to insecurity and envy.
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So this is just a little glimpse into Doshas and how you can achieve and maintain a vibrant and joyful state of health by identifying your mind-body type and creating a lifestyle that supports your unique nature.
We are so looking forward to our Sip & Dip Yin Yoga Event using these Ayurvedic principles to cool the Pitta heat in all of us, especially during the hot Summer months. We will also be incorporating cooling elements into the foods and refreshments that we will be serving and a yummy after yoga dip in the pool will help beat the heat! Looking forward to seeing you all Yogis!
Tune in to our next Blog and find out what your Dosha is.
See you soon!
Peace and Love,