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Ayurveda - Know Thy Dosha -
 by Jamuna Rangachari  click on for more – www.lifepositive.com/body/health
Ayurveda believes that when all our doshas are in a state of equilibrium, we arrive at a balanced state of thebody, mind and spirit. read on to know more about doshas and to find out yours
What’s Your Dosha?
Vata
Physical characteristics• Slender and does not put on weight easily• Height is taller or shorter than average• Hair, neck are all 'thin'<BR 
What’s Your Dosha?
VataPhysical characteristics• Slender and does not put on weight easily• Height is taller or shorter than average• Hair, neck are all 'thin'• Energy fluctuates and comes in bursts• Appetite is variable• There is a tendency to become constipated• Skin frequently becomes dry• Cold hands and feet• Light sleeper and may even have difficulty falling asleep• Prefers warm, moist weather to cold weatherPsychological characteristics• Creative and imaginative• Artistic• Active and restless• Quick learner but forgets quickly• Becomes 'spaced out' quite easily• Tendency to feel anxious, nervous and insecure• Speaks quickly and uses hand gestures• Always on the go• Irregular routine• Often has colourful dreamsSuggested affirmations and practice• Affirm "All is well. There is no need to worry about anything"• Practisemeditationto become more grounded.• Take up a creative hobby, and pursue it in a sustained mannerPittaPhysical characteristics• Medium builds. Gains and puts on weight easily• Average height• Pointed features
 
• Energy levels high• Strong appetite• Regular bowel movements. Occasional bouts of diarrhoea• Oily skin. Reddish tone• Easy perspirationPenetrating eyes• Prefers cool weather. May become irrit-able in hot weatherPsychological characteristics• Goal-oriented• Good sense of humour• Strong intellect. Likes learning new things.• Natural ability to lead• Critical of self and others• Perfectionist• Tends to become angry and irritable• Becomes irritable if meal skipped• Stubborn• Enjoys competitionSuggested affirmations and practice• Affirm "I shall do my best and leave the rest to the Divine."• Practicemeditation to control anger and judgmental nature • Be less critical and more acceptingKaphaPhysical characteristics• Gains weight easily. Loses weight with difficulty• Short and stocky or tall and sturdy• Hair, neck are all 'thick'• Abundant strength and stamina• Weak digestion. Feels heavy after eating• Regular bowel movements• Oily skin. Smooth and pale• Sleeps easily and soundly• Catches cold easily• Prefers hot weatherPsychological characteristics• Large-hearted• Calm nature• Prefers slow, relaxed lifestyle.• Not a very quick learner but excellent long term memory• Sentimental. Often thinks of past• Methodical• Protective of self and family• Lets negativeemotionsbuild up rather than addressing them• Lets others take the lead.• Natural listener who many people confide in.Suggested affirmations and practice• Affirm "All that is there is the present moment alone"
 
• Practisemeditationto become less emotional and detached.• Make regular physical exertion part of your routineWhat’s Your Dosha?Vata
Physical characteristics• Slender and does not put on weight easily• Height is taller or shorter than average• Hair, neck are all 'thin'• Energy fluctuates and comes in bursts• Appetite is variable• There is a tendency to become constipated• Skin frequently becomes dry• Cold hands and feet• Light sleeper and may even have difficulty falling asleep• Prefers warm, moist weather to cold weather Psychological characteristics• Creative and imaginative• Artistic• Active and restless• Quick learner but forgets quickly• Becomes 'spaced out' quite easily• Tendency to feel anxious, nervous and insecure• Speaks quickly and uses hand gestures• Always on the go• Irregular routine• Often has colourful dreamsSuggested affirmations and practice• Affirm "All is well. There is no need to worry about anything"• Practise meditationto become more grounded. • Take up a creative hobby, and pursue it in a sustained manner 
Pitta
Physical characteristics• Medium builds. Gains and puts on weight easily• Average height• Pointed features• Energy levels high• Strong appetite• Regular bowel movements. Occasional bouts of diarrhoea• Oily skin. Reddish tone• Easy perspirationPenetrating eyes• Prefers cool weather. May become irrit-able in hot weather Psychological characteristics• Goal-oriented• Good sense of humour • Strong intellect. Likes learning new things.• Natural ability to lead

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