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Do you know your Dosha type?

October 1, 2011

Whats a Dosha?

In doing a bit of online exploring, I found this explanation of Dosha’s and what the term represents.  This comes from India Herbs, but I suppose it’s available on other sites as well.  I can’t say it any better.

In Ayurveda the diagnosis of disease and individual constitutions is done in terms of three psycho-physical Doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Every individual has a unique combination of these three Doshas.

The Doshas are composed of five basic elements (Panchamahabhutas) that exhibit the properties of earth (Prithvi), water (Jala), fire (Tejas), wind (Vayu), and space (Akasha).  The structural aspect of your body is made up of five elements, but the functional aspect of the body is governed by three biological humors.  Ether and air together constitute Vata; fire and water together constitute Pitta; and water and earth together constitute Kapha.

If you go to the home page, there’s a link to take a short quiz that will reveal your Dosha type.  It’s down the right side at the top, just under the header.  I’d like to challenge everyone to check it out just to get to know yourself better.

Once you do, check out the others.  It’s almost like a quick checkup where you confess all your imperfections on the registration form before seeing the doctor.  Try the Diet one and it will lead you into a suggested menu for healthy eating.  Do the longevity and it will give you a good guess at how long you’re going to be around if you don’t change your life style a bit.  It will make suggestions.

I find these most interesting and helpful.  Try them.  I suspect you might enjoy it too.       http://www.12path.com/wtr1/Herb1/

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