What is a “Dosha” And what does it mean for me?
Knowing your dosha means that you understand yourself, what your natural state is, when it is unbalanced, and ultimately ways to come back into balance for a MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT connection. This means YOU take ownership of your health and happiness, the job is yours. No person is the same, we are all unique so we need to find out what works for each of us.
Knowing your dosha is a personalized approach to happiness and well-being.
What is a Dosha?
A dosha is a subtle, energetic force that governs our actions, physical characteristics, personalities and emotions. There are 3 doshas that exist in the body known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each is comprised and represented by the 5 main elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth). Each dosha possesses unique qualities that reflect the qualities of their respected elements.
Just as we possess all 5 elements in the body, we also possess all 3 doshas. What makes us unique is the ratio of each dosha that is present in our own makeup. The specific ratio of these 3 doshas is known as our Prakrutti or natural born constitution and this will never change throughout our entire lives. However, it is quite typical to have an imbalance of doshas, known as Vikrutti, and this is only a temporary, altered state until balance is regained.
Why is it important to know your dosha?
To understand your dosha is huge in terms of obtaining the proper lifestyle and overall health habits. When you discover which dosha is predominant in your constitution, you can then discover which lifestyle practices are best for you, ideal times for eating and sleeping, how to practice yoga, what to eat and not eat, and the list goes on! When you know the dosha and the specific qualities that are strong in your constitution, you can then see how to create and maintain balance in your everyday life!
A balanced dosha = vitality!
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