DOSHA OVERVIEW - Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India originating over 5,000 years ago, says health is about finding balance in the body, mind, and spirit through nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. It describes our life energy as 'dosha' which it says circulates in the body and determines our physiological activity. There are three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. Do you know yours?
The Devoted, Loving, Tender Confidante, these earthy beings are grounded, soft, and smooth as honey. Their gifts include patience, diplomacy, and a kind, generous spirit that is comforting to the ones they love. Steady, sweet, Kaphas are great listeners and can offer a soft-place to land when the going gets tough. If the earth within them moves out of balance, however, they can experience feeling “stuck”, melancholic, hold grudges and be immovably stubborn.
The Creative, Artistic, Free-Spirit. The butterfly, moving swiftly and quickly from flower to flower, Vata’s are energetic, enthusiastic, bubbly and friendly. Always dreaming, creating and exploring, it can be difficult if not impossible to pin-down these etheric creatures. When the elements of air and ether build to excess, however, they can also experience anxiety, overwhelm and can be forgetful or spacey.
O Vata deve no seu dia-a-dia: • Procurar a estabilidade, regularidade, segurança e a profundidade; • Manter a rotina; • Olear a pele; • Fazer exercícios suaves; • Descansar adequadamente, ter boas horas de sono; • Educar e nutrir os sentidos; • Manter a calma; • Evitar alimentos crus e frios e comer alimentos quentes e picantes; • Evitar temperaturas excessivamente frias e manter-se aquecido.