How to Eat for Your Type According
to Ayurveda

find out what your body really needs

Most of us have already heard the word, or come across a spa or massage centre, but Ayurveda is not only a wellness therapy. This ancient medicine also proposes some very effective treatments to modern illnesses. We asked a few questions to our friend Illona. She has been studying Ayurvedic medicine at the Swiss Ayurvedic Medical Academy for over four years and is just months away from being a licensed practician. I have been following her protocols for a few weeks now and I feel amazing. She helped me find the right foods and routines for my constitution, backed up with some ghee and herbs. I’ll let her introduce. 

 

What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a holistic medical system, derived from the Vedic sciences of India and practiced since 4000 BC. It literally means the knowledge of life in Sanskrit. It has been given to mankind as a manual to maintain good health and longevity. There are 8 branches to it such as :

  • General medicine
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • ENT and ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Geriatrics
  • Reproductive science

When one goes for any kind of complaint or condition to a professional, we become aware of changes to bring to one’s routine such as daily and seasonal regimens, some knowledge about foods and liquids and even some codes of conduct in order to know what is most advisable for each individual. Because no, not everybody has the same needs and this is why any treatment is adjusted to the individual constitution of the person.

What Are the Healing Methods?

As mentioned, it includes manual techniques, some herbal medicine when needed, and mostly adjusted regimens and routines regarding the person’s condition, constitution, age, job and location. We don’t suffer from the same diseases if we live in snowy surroundings or in extreme hot climates, nor do we need the same nutrients and bodycare. It also depends on the activities we do or don’t throughout the day.

What is beautiful about this science is it’s ability to adapt to any person, space and time. The concepts were given by the sages in order to be applied to everybody. It is not rigid with do’s and don’ts, it only comes with what is most advisable.

 

What's Your Main Dosha?

 

We also consider three main bioenergetic humors that allow the body to function. They are called Dosha, including Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We are all governed by these three principles at different levels, and the whole point is to keep a balance in one’s body, mind and environment. We all have one dosha that manifests more strongly than the others, depending on our ayurvedic constitution.

Sometimes, one dosha manifests too strongly and causes imbalance. This usually happens when we are living an unhealthy lifestyle or one that is not adapted to our constitution. If you adjust your daily routines to this constitution or type,  your whole body will feel more balanced and your health will greatly improve.  

Find out what your dominant dosha is by taking this test

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Vata: Air & Space

 

Vata dominants usually have a delicate or slender body type with fine hair. They speak pretty fast and get nervous and excited under stress, the Vata brain is often all over the place. Sleep is usually light but uninterrupted.

They have an irregular appetite and a tendency towards constipation. Vata disorders usually manifest by a lot of stress, anxiety, digestive issues and lack of sleep. If Vata is your main dosha, here’s how to keep it under control →

 

Pitta: Fire & Water

People with a lot of Pitta in their basic constitution usually have an average body size. They have very sensitive and soft skin that is easily irritated. They have a strong appetite and a great digestive system.

Their sleep is deep but short and they can get very angry and irritable in stressful situations, or when they have skipped a meal. They fear hot humid weather because this Pitta basically represents our digestive fire. If Pitta is your dominant dosha, here’s what to do 

Kapha: Earth & Water

Kapha people are the most gentle and calm. They sometimes have a strong and heavy built and thick oily hair. Their skin in soft, smooth and oily as well. Kapha dominants stay calm even in stressful situations.

They have long, deep sleep but can be very disturbed by sleeping too much and not getting enough physical activity. They have low appetite and regular bowel movements. 

If your prevalent dosha is Kapha, here’s how to keep it in balance 

We want to stress that although Ayurveda is a proper medicine, our indications on this article are very broad and may not help everyone. Scheduling a session with a licensed practician is the way to go.

Want more info? We found great website that will teach you more about ayurvedic protocols and balancing your doshas. Here are a few cheat sheets from ayurvedic blog Yoga Healer. We’re preparing more articles on the subject with Ilona, she’s also available for questions, just shoot us a message !

 

How to Eat for Your Type According
to Ayurveda

find out what your body really needs

Most of us have already heard the word, or come across a spa or massage centre, but Ayurveda is not only a wellness therapy. This ancient medicine also proposes some very effective treatments to modern illnesses. We asked a few questions to our friend Illona. She has been studying Ayurvedic medicine at the Swiss Ayurvedic Medical Academy for over four years and is just months away from being a licensed practician. I have been following her protocols for a few weeks now and I feel amazing. She helped me find the right foods and routines for my constitution, backed up with some ghee and herbs. I’ll let her introduce. 

 

What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a holistic medical system, derived from the Vedic sciences of India and practiced since 4000 BC. It literally means the knowledge of life in Sanskrit. It has been given to mankind as a manual to maintain good health and longevity. There are 8 branches to it such as :

  • General medicine
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • ENT and ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Geriatrics
  • Reproductive science

When one goes for any kind of complaint or condition to a professional, we become aware of changes to bring to one’s routine such as daily and seasonal regimens, some knowledge about foods and liquids and even some codes of conduct in order to know what is most advisable for each individual. Because no, not everybody has the same needs and this is why any treatment is adjusted to the individual constitution of the person.

What Are the Healing Methods?

As mentioned, it includes manual techniques, some herbal medicine when needed, and mostly adjusted regimens and routines regarding the person’s condition, constitution, age, job and location. We don’t suffer from the same diseases if we live in snowy surroundings or in extreme hot climates, nor do we need the same nutrients and bodycare. It also depends on the activities we do or don’t throughout the day.

What is beautiful about this science is it’s ability to adapt to any person, space and time. The concepts were given by the sages in order to be applied to everybody. It is not rigid with do’s and don’ts, it only comes with what is most advisable.

 

ayurveda

What's Your Main Dosha?

 

We also consider three main bioenergetic humors that allow the body to function. They are called Dosha, including Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We are all governed by these three principles at different levels, and the whole point is to keep a balance in one’s body, mind and environment. We all have one dosha that manifests more strongly than the others, depending on our ayurvedic constitution.

Sometimes, one dosha manifests too strongly and causes imbalance. This usually happens when we are living an unhealthy lifestyle or one that is not adapted to our constitution. If you adjust your daily routines to this constitution or type,  your whole body will feel more balanced and your health will greatly improve.  

Find out what your dominant dosha is by taking this test

Vata: Air & Space

 

Vata dominants usually have a delicate or slender body type with fine hair. They speak pretty fast and get nervous and excited under stress, the Vata brain is often all over the place. Sleep is usually light but uninterrupted.

They have an irregular appetite and a tendency towards constipation. Vata disorders usually manifest by a lot of stress, anxiety, digestive issues and lack of sleep. If Vata is your main dosha, here’s how to keep it under control ↓

 

Pitta: Fire & Water

People with a lot of Pitta in their basic constitution usually have an average body size. They have very sensitive and soft skin that is easily irritated. They have a strong appetite and a great digestive system.

Their sleep is deep but short and they can get very angry and irritable in stressful situations, or when they have skipped a meal. They fear hot humid weather because this Pitta basically represents our digestive fire. If Pitta is your dominant dosha, here’s what to do 

Kapha: Earth & Water

Kapha people are the most gentle and calm. They sometimes have a strong and heavy built and thick oily hair. Their skin in soft, smooth and oily as well. Kapha dominants stay calm even in stressful situations.

They have long, deep sleep but can be very disturbed by sleeping too much and not getting enough physical activity. They have low appetite and regular bowel movements. 

If your prevalent dosha is Kapha, here’s how to keep it in balance 

We want to stress that although Ayurveda is a proper medicine, our indications on this article are very broad and may not help everyone. Scheduling a session with a licensed practician is the way to go.

Want more info? We found great website that will teach you more about ayurvedic protocols and balancing your doshas. Here are a few cheat sheets from ayurvedic blog Yoga Healer. We’re preparing more articles on the subject with Ilona, she’s also available for questions, just shoot us a message !

 

 

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