Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Find out what your Dosha Mix has to do with your Inner Balance
No, the “Dosha-Mix” is NOT a new, special Curry Mixture to “spice up your life” :-)…. It rather has something to do with your body, your energy and how you can balance it in daily life.
What is Your Unique Dosha-Mix?
There are three doshas in Ayurveda—vata, pitta, and kapha. You have a unique combination of these three doshas, that stays constant throughout your life and serves as a sort of blueprint for your health. Learning your unique dosha combination and understanding your constitution can reveal your natural inherent strengths, and illuminate your greatest challenges.
From Inner Inquiry to Inner Wonder, Awareness and Purity
Through inner inquiry you will attain moment-to-moment awareness. You begin to pay attention to the signals of your body. You will notice how you feel after eating bread, ice cream or green veggies. With your knowledge about your doshas you can start to balance your life. Be it through your food, your sleep habits, with colors, special yoga sequences or herbal oils.
From Imbalance to Balance
Once you know your constitution, either with an online dosha test or after the consultation of an Ayurvedic Doctor, you know your Prakruti, which is the Sanskrit word for your blueprint, the dosha mix that you have since birth.
Of course you will face problems in every walk of your life. There is no life without problems. When your life is balanced, problems are welcome. When we’re out of balance, our dosha mix will change into Vikruti (Sanskrit), the present altered state of our doshas. Problems become a challenge, and that challenge is our opportunity for change.
Then you can establish the balance between vata, pitta, kapha, your seven dhatus, and the three malas. You bring your body back into balance and are better equipped for taking care of the challenges ahead of you. In order to do so, you either need to deepen your Ayurveda knowledge or ask an Ayurveda specialist.
For me, personally, it was finally understandable
> Why I prefer papaya juice to orange juice in the morning.
> Why I need less sleep than my friend.
> Why it’s good for me to be in nature and hug my dogs ;-)
It’s not because I’m “different”, it’s because I’m special. I am, you are, everybody is.
Your Ayurvedic Body Type
When you take the dosha quiz you are taking the first step forward towards understanding about how your dosha-mix affects everything in your life. From physiology and digestion to body structure and personality.
Notes & Gratitude
Gratitude to Vasant Lad, whose immense wisdom about Ayurveda I truly admire.
Photo Credits: “Spices” image by Taken on Pixabay.
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to read this article. I hope you liked it. If you have some minutes and you still don’t know your dosha mix, do the test and find out. Welcome to the world of Ayurveda :-)!
Namaste and all the very best,
Ayurveda is beyond beginning and ending. A science of eternal healing, it is compared to a vast ocean, and studying Ayurveda to swimming across. A true teacher can teach one how to swim, but the swimming is up to the student; … it is a lifelong journey. – Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana, Chapter Thirty