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Published by Roshini Kr- Dubey
Be in love with yourself and your health.
Be in love with yourself and your health.

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Inthischapteryouwilllearn:howtodiagnoseyourmind-bodytypetypicalfeaturesofthekeyconstitutionshealthylivingtipstosuityourconstitutionsimplewaystocleanseandfortifyyourdigestionherbalremediestoboostyourimmunityhealthymentalpracticesyoucanstarttoapply.
 
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BuildingyourAyurvedicwayoflife
InPartOne,wegottogripswiththebasicprinciplesofAyurvedicwisdom.Nowitistimetostartapplyingthisknowledgetoyoureverydaylife.Thischaptergivesyouthe toolstodiagnoseyourconstitutionaltype,plussomequickand easystepsyoucantake-rightnow-toimproveyourdigestion, immunityandstateofmind.
Identifyingyourmind-bodytype
Let'sbeginbyidentifyingyourmind-bodytypeusingthedosha- finderquestionnaireprovided. Knowingyourmind-bodytypemeansyoucanthendevelopa dietandlifestyleroutinethatishealthyforyourparticular make-up.Thissamequestionnairecanalsobeusedtoidentify anycurrentimbalancesinyoursystem,whichmayneedtobe treatedwithfoods,herbs,exerciseandotherformsofnatural therapy.Thedosha-finderworksbyassessingaseriesofphysical,mental andbiologicaltraitsaccordingtothequalitiesandfunctionswe knowarecontrolledbyoneofthethreedoshas,Vata,Pittaand Kapha,andusingthesetodetermineyourspecificdoshicbalance.Dobeawarethatthisdoshafinderisonlyaroughguideforyourpersonaluse.Thesubtletiesofourmindandbodyare many,whichiswhyanexperiencedAyurvedicpractitioneris reallythebestpersontogiveadefinitivediagnosis.Thisisatool youcanusenowtoestablishthebasics,however. Beforecompletingthequestionnaire,keepinmindthefollowingfactsthathavealreadybeenmentioned: Weeachhaveauniquecombinationofallthreedoshas,but usuallyoneormorewillpredominate. Itisthisuniquedoshicbalancethatdictatesourspecific physicalappearance,mentaltraitsandpersonality,aswellas ourpredispositiontocertaindiseases.Thisexplainswhyno twopeopleareexactlythesame.Ourconstitutionaltypeiscreatedatthepointofourconceptionandisunchanging.However,ifoneormoreofthe
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doshasbecomesaggravatedthis.canleadtoparticularhealthproblems,dependingonwhichqualitiesaredisturbed. Forgoodhealthtobeachieved,wemustrestoreournaturaldoshicbalanceandthentakeactiontopreservethisequilibriumviaanappropriatedietandlifestyleregimen tailoredtosuitouruniquemind-bodytype.
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Itisagoodideatophotocopyandthencompletethedosha-finderquestionnairetwice:Thefirst.time,useittoidentifyyournaturalconstitutional type.This'meansyouneedtothinkabouthowyourmindand bodyfunctionnaturally,ratherthanhowtheyareatthispointintime,whenmakingyourresponse.Ifyouareusuallyasoundsleeper,forinstance,butarecurrentlyhavingtroublesleeping,ticktheboxforbeingasoundsleeperasthisisyournaturalstate.Trytorememberhowyouwereasachild;wereyounaturallyslim,forinstance,butnowsufferfromweight gain?Ifso,thenyournaturalbuildisslimbutyouaresufferingfromanimbalanceofKaphadosha. Thesecondtimeyoucompletethedoshafinder,thinkabout howyouarenowandanswerthequestionsaccordingly.It' couldbethatyourbowelmovementsareusuallyregularbutyouhavebeenconstipatedrecently;ticktheappropriatebox. Ifyoufeelthatyoufluctuatebetweentwostatements,for instanceyougainandloseweightrapidly,ticktheboxforVata,whichiserraticbynature.Ifyouthinktwocharacteristicsapplytoyouequally,tickthemboth.Attheendofeachround,countupthenumberofticksawarded toeachdosha.Thiswillgiveyouyourmind-bodytypeand identifyanydoshicimbalance.Itisimportanttoanswerallthequestionsasaccuratelyand honestlyasyoucan.Remember,thereisnorightorwrongconstitutionaltypeandonlybygainingatruthfulpicturecanyoustarttobuildawayoflifethatishealthyforyou.Itmay helptoaskafriendtocompletethedoshafinderonyourbehalfandthencomparetheresults.
 
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FeatureVata
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Pitta
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Kapha
K
Lips
Verythin,Medium,soft,Thick,large, dryorchappinksmoothand easilyfirm
Chest
Narrow,MediumBroadand smallmuscular,breastedbigbreasted (women)(women)
Belly
Thin,flat,ModerateBig,pot-bellied sunken
Hips
NarrowModerateBroad,heavy
Joints
Stiff,prominent, Loose,Firm,large, crackeasilymoderate,well spraineasilylubricated
Appetite
Erratic,eyesStrong,Moderatebutbiggerthanexcessivesteadystomach!
Circulation
PoorGoodModerate
Menstruation
Irregular,Regular,Regular, scantyprolongedeffortless, pronetowaterretention
Sweating
VerylittleProfuseSlowtostartstrongodourbutthensweatsprofusely
Urine
SmallbutAbundant,Moderateand frequentdeepyellow,clearamountspronetoburning sensation
Stool
Hard,dry,Soft,loose,Regular, dark,pronepronetooily,heavy toconstipationdiarrhoea
Digestive
Irregular,Quick,Prolonged,
ability
formsgascausesformsmucusburning
Physical
HyperactiveModerateSedentary,
activity
slowanddeliberate
FeatureVataVPitta PKapha
K
Height
UnusuallyMediumUsuallyshorttallorverybutcanbetallshort
Bodyframe
ThinandModerate,Large,wellbonywithathletic,developedprominentgoodjoints muscles
Weight
Low,finditModerateHeavy,gainshardtogainweighteasilyweight
Complexion
DullordUsKY,Ruddy,freckly, Lustrous,paletanseasilyburnseasily andsmooth
Skintexture
Rough,dry, WarmandCold,oily, thinoilythick
Eyes
Small,dry,Sharp,Big,nervous,penetrating,beautiful,oftenbrowngreen,blueloving,orgreywithcalm yellowish sclera
Hair
Dry,thin,FineandThick,oily,curlyslightlyoily, wavy,lustrous mayberedorlightbrown, pronetoprematuregreyorbalding
Teeth
Crooked, Medium,softLarge,poorlyformedtendergumsstraight, whichbleedwhiteeasily
Nose
Uneven,Long,pointed, Largebutindeviatedredtipproportionseptum
Nails
Rough,hard,Soft,pink,Whitish,pale,brittle,splitlustrous smoothandeasilypolished
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