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What’s Your Dosha? Discovering Your Unique Constitution

In the ancient Indian healing system called Ayurveda, doshas play a vital role in understanding our physical and mental constitution. Doshas are the three fundamental energies that govern our bodies and minds - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each person has a unique combination of these doshas, which determines their physical characteristics, personality traits, and overall well-being. Identifying your dominant dosha(s) can help you make informed lifestyle choices and maintain a harmonious balance within yourself. Let's delve deeper into the doshas and discover how to identify your specific constitution.

Vata Dosha:

Vata is associated with the elements of air and space. People dominated by Vata tend to be creative, energetic, and enthusiastic. Physically, they often have a slender build, dry skin, and cold hands and feet. Vata individuals are prone to anxiety, restlessness, and digestive issues. If you often feel scattered, have irregular sleep patterns, and experience joint stiffness, you might have a Vata imbalance.

Pitta Dosha:

Pitta, governed by the elements of fire and water, represents the transformative energy in our bodies. Pitta types are usually ambitious, focused, and intelligent. They have a medium build, warm body temperature, and a ruddy complexion. Pitta individuals tend to be prone to anger, irritability, and inflammation-related disorders. If you have a strong appetite, a tendency to overheat easily, and experience acid reflux or skin rashes, you might have a Pitta imbalance.

Kapha Dosha:

Kapha dosha is associated with the elements of earth and water, representing stability and structure. Kapha individuals are generally calm, patient, and empathetic. They have a sturdy build, smooth skin, and a tendency to gain weight easily. Kapha types are more prone to depression, lethargy, and respiratory ailments. If you often feel sluggish, have excess mucus, and experience weight gain despite a healthy lifestyle, you might have a Kapha imbalance.

Ayurveda can be a powerful tool for managing anxiety and stress through its focus on balancing the doshas and promoting a healthy lifestyle. By understanding your unique combination of doshas and incorporating Ayurvedic practices into your daily routines, you can improve your mental and physical health and enjoy a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Welcome to Zen Your Mind: Yoga for Mental Health and Wellness! This new pop up class beginning July 14th is designed to provide you with a holistic approach to managing common mental health concerns such as anxiety, insomnia and/or depression. In this class, Tara Laval, E-200, 500 RYT, will guide you into exploration of various techniques Including Ayurvedic informed asana, pranayama and essential oils to bring about harmony and balance.

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