Ayurveda is known as the science of yoga. It shows us food choices, exercise styles, and natural moisturizers, best suited for our lively hood and physical build. Determining our Dosha gives us clues to feeling balanced and efficient.
There are Three Doshas within Ayurveda; Kapha, Vata and Pitta. Although we hold all three Doshas, between our personality and features, one Dosha stands apart from all the others. This is the Dosha you will aim to keep in balance.
Read through all three Doshas Characteristics and then pick the one that aligns with… what you’ve looked like, felt like and acted like the majority of your life.
I’ll list exercises and food that includes a more detailed link. Based on your Dosha Type, these food and exercise types are sure to make you feel fantastic! So what are you? A Kapha, a Vata, or a Pitta?
Comment Below once you know!
Kapha – The Water Element
Physical: Strong & Sturdy Build,Round Face, Large Eyes, Big Nose
Emotional Characteristics : Loving, Steady, Patient
Energy Level: In balance – Great Stamina…Out of Balance – Lazy and Tired
Skin type: In Balance – Radiant…Out of Balance – Oily.
Hair type:In Balance – Thick, sometimes curly… Out of Balance – Oily
When Out of Balance: Eat Obsessively, Weight Gain, Sleep Obsessively
Because Kaphas are prone to low energy, they should perform energizing sports like: Running, Aerobics and Competitive Sports
Naturally heavy and oily, they should try foods that are light and dry food.
Check out this link for more specific foods: Foods For Kaphas
Vata – The Air Element
Physical: Slender, Cold hands and feet, Tall
Emotional Characteristics : Creative, Mood Changes, Excitable, Go with the Flow
Energy Level: In Balance – High Energy… Out of Balance – Tire Easily and Overexert
Skin Type: Dry
Hair Type: In Balance – Thin and Grows Quickly…Out of Balance- Dry, Frizzy and Split Ends
When out of Balance: Skip meals, Racing Thoughts, Fear
Already moving in fast burst, Vatas can easily overexert themselves therefore require low impact exercises like; walking, yoga, casual hikes.
Foods that are warm and moist. Being a vata, my favorite breakfast is oatmeal, it warms me up more than anything. Check out this link for more food ideas: Food For Vata
Pitta – The Fire Element
Physical: Medium Build and Weight
Emotional Characteristics: Intellectuals, Precise, Direct
Energy Level: In Balance- Steady…Out of Balance: Meticulous, Focusing all their energy on the details
Skin type: Sensitive, prone to rashes and irritation
Hair type: Oily, Silky, Prone to Premature Balding
Pittas are naturally hot and need to simmer down. Try water sports like Swimming, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding. Or winter sports, Skiing, Ice Skating.
Pittas are hot and oily, they need foods that are cool and dry.
Check out this link for more examples of Pitta Food: Food For Pittas