The 3 Ayurvedic Mind-Body Types

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As many of us have spent more time at home and in our own company over the past several months, perhaps this has encouraged more self-reflection. Have you been prioritising self-care? Do you feel ‘balanced’ and ‘harmonised’ in life? How do you feel from season-to-season, and at different times of day?

Ayurveda teaches us that we’re intimately connected to nature and the qualities and elements around us. Although we’re all made up of the elements earth, water, fire, air and ether, some of us may be more ‘earthy’, whilst others have more ‘fire’ energy in them. Whichever of the elements are most dominant within your body and mind make up your unique ‘dosha’, which refers to your Ayurvedic mind-body type. When you know which dosha you relate to most, you’ll know the best daily habits, foods and herbs to help keep you in balance.

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2 responses to “The 3 Ayurvedic Mind-Body Types”

  1. […] When the day is grey, cold, damp and blustery, we benefit from bringing in the opposite qualities, such as warth, stillness, cosiness, and even herbs and spices that are slightly drying. These aspects can all help to balance the Vata and Kapha doshas, which are more likely to become excessive during Winter. Towards the end of Winter especially, the heavy, sluggish and cold nature of Kapha means it’s time to add a generous amount of spice to foods and drinks! Try this classic chai recipe, which is great to sip from your favourite mug, or keep it topped up in a flask throughout the day, so you’re getting a nice big dose of warmth into your body. If you’re not sure what the ‘doshas’ are, click HERE. […]

  2. […] If your 2021 new year’s resolution was to look after your health and wellbeing a little more, this is a simple way to care for your mouth, digestive tract, and essentially your entire body! Especially for those who identify as ‘Pitta’ types, these oil pulling pops are a daily self-care tool that can help you feel cooler and more balanced. To find out your Dosha type, click HERE. […]

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