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In Ayurveda, understanding what you need to do to achieve total health is as simple as understanding your dosha: Vata, Pitta and Kapha – the three fundamental principles of nature which govern the activities of your mind and body.
Once you have found out your unique dosha body-type you can then balance it by changing your diet and lifestyle. We all have a certain amount of Vata, Pita and Kapha in our constitution and while all three of them are active, one or two usually dominate.
Ayurveda, which translates roughly to “the science of life” and is the traditional health system of India. Ayurveda is based on the idea that we are all born with a specific constitution or “dosha”. We can’t change it but we can use it in our favour and achieve optimal health by eating, exercising and living according to our unique makeup.
It is not a one-size-fits-all approach to living and health. In Ayurveda, what is harmless or even healthy for one person can be harmful to the next.
How Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy in Bondi can help you
Ayurveda will look at your body shape and ask about your lifestyle and family history to “prescribe” lifestyle tweaks and Yoga guidelines. They also recommend the type of exercise and diet best suited to your body. For instance, in Ayurveda, the raw-food diet, so popular among many in the wellbeing industry, is problematic.
If you eat raw at dinner, it will bloat you very badly, for some people. The fire personality’s best digestion is nine to five. You can eat anything for lunch. For dinner, soft-cooked is better. So steer clear of raw at night, check. Coffee, on the other hand is good for the earth personality. “You need coffee to stimulate you and for the fire personality, it kick starts the day. For the vata it can increase anxiety and fear.
Daily exercise is also prescribed for fires as their intense mental activity tends to create tension in the body. Yoga is also good, but not any type. If the fire person pushes themselves too hard their fire will increase and this can cause anger, digestive problems and control issues.
Ayurveda recognises individual differences
“For earth personalities letting go is the hardest thing. More and more exercise they do, more easier on yourself you will be.” There is nothing “woo woo” about the advice, a point worth mentioning simply because of a lack of Western research into the efficacy of the approach. It is simply about becoming more attuned to our own nature so we can tend to ourselves correctly.
If a person is fire they cannot change to air, air to fire, nothing, but we can learn to use it in our favour instead of fighting with it the whole time. There is a saying in Ayurveda: if you can let go of the imperfections, perfection will appear by itself.
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