Monday, January 6, 2014

Exercise according to your dosha

Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Through exercising in accordance with your underlying make up, you have the ability to keep your body young and vibrant. Exercise also helps bring clarity to the mind and improves the flow of energy or prana in your body.

According to ayurveda exercise should not strain or over-exert the body, it recommends exercising up to one-half of your full capacity.

Here a few activities recommended for each dosha.

Tips for a restful sleep

When we sleep the mind goes inwardly, the senses withdraws from the outside world and we connect to our unconscious minds. By remaining relax while in sleep, we can tap into our ability to derive valuable insight into our waking lives.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Dietary Tips for Kapha Dosha

When Kapha is in a state of imbalance you can use this tips to bring your energy and vitality up.
  • Favor foods with bitter, pungent and astringent tastes.
  • Favor light, dry and warming food.
  • Eat fewer sweets, sour and salty food.
  • eat less in quantity and frequency.
  • Eat at regular times each day.

Dietary tips for Vatta Dosha

My delicate and sensitive friends can use a few tips in their diet to prevent imbalances.
Here a few:
  • Favor food with sweet, sour and salty taste.
  • Favor heavy, moist and warming food.
  • Eat fewer bitter, pungent and astringent food.
  • Enjoy 3 or 4 smaller meals at regular times each day.
  • Eat a balance breakfast each day.

Dietary tips for Pittas

You can do some simple dietary changes in your diet to balance pitta dosha.

 Here a few suggestions:
  • Favor foods with sweet, bitter and astringent taste.
  • Favor cool, dry and slightly heavy foods.
  • Eat fewer salty, sour and pungent foods
  • Eat at regular times each day.

Phychological attributes of each dosha

Psychological attributes of each Dosha

Vattha Dosha
Pitta Dosha
Kapha dosha

In balance:
Creative, strong communication, artistic, adaptable, alert, emotionally sensitive, enthusiastic, imaginative, perceptive, spiritually inclined, spontaneous, heightened intuitive abilities, compassionate, sensitive to subtle energies, charismatic, multifaceted in interest and abilities.

In balance:

Strong sense of discernment
Ability to focus on single objectives at hand
Organizers and great planners
Perform well under pressure
Speech is clear and articulate
Natural leaders
Geared for success as well as high achievers
Willful, determined and ambitious.

In balance:
Compassionate, patient, sweet, forgiving, gentle, emotional stable, loving, inherent desire to help others, calm, mild mannered, loyal, nurturing, accepting of others, strong stamina and endurance, romantic, homebodies: love to feed and entertain. Sensual, community oriented, strong long term memory, good listeners, deeply satisfy with life.

In Imbalance:
Overly active thinkers, restless: cannot sit still, incline towards fear, anxiety depression. Spacey and ungrounded, additive personality, emotionally delicate, quick to judge or make decisions, shy and introverted, disorganized: poor planning. Lack of confidence and boldness, tent to procrastinate, moody and emotionally volatile, talk fast and breathlessly, grasp things quickly, but soon forgets

In Imbalance

Overly intense
Controlling of others
Suppressive of emotions
Egotistical: enjoy power trips
Loud and aggressive
Tendency to erupt with anger

In imbalance:
Greedy, unchanging set of ways, hoard material things, easily attach to people and things, easily taken advantage of, possessive, take on other people’s problem, fearful of letting go, overly passive, lethargic, unable to express thoughts and emotions, envious, give up easily, slow to understand/grasp things, depressed for long periods of time, introverted, complacent; living life in the surface.

Mental imbalance: Depression, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia.

Mental imbalance
Relating to Pitta is burning out. They overextend in their potentials and they root their relation to life in anger, fear, anxiety, jealousy, obsessive-type behavior, and deep-seated emotional problems.

Mental imbalance:
Store emotions, kapha individuals tent to realize that they have a psychological problem, therefore, unlikely to make self-motivated steps in the healing direction.