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Pittas need help balancing fat metabolism and Kaphas need help balancing carbohydrate metabolism. we have different digestive systems. Even good food. Pitta has the best and hottest digestive capacity. Food affects not only our physical well-being but also the state of our thoughts and emotions. the taste buds. And yet. many of us throw up our arms and say. There is a saying “The best medicine is proper food!” Many of us eat without awareness. another digestive system will take time to digest. For example. Each has a different digestive ability. we each have different constitutions and within those constitutions. It is integrated with exercise. whilst Vatas need help balancing protein metabolism. APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop 2 . Ayurveda.EATING WITH AWARENESS ‘Every time we sit down to a meal we have the opportunity to enhance or undermine our health’. Ayurveda’s dietary approach does not stand-alone. mental and emotional health. herbal and meditation therapies and offers a complete approach to life and can easily be applied to modern cultures and societies. many people sacrifice their health for the sake of ignorance. when the confusion arises. What is our life worth if we are without good health? Our health is so essential to our sense of well-being and happiness. we can know and experience optimal physical. But food is not just something. the traditional medicine of India. eating primarily to satisfy the palate. is more than 5000 years old and is very sophisticated. ‘Why not just eat what I enjoy! Life is too short!’ Consequently. According to Ayurveda. However. Ayurveda functions on the principle understanding that if we know our own body type. In addition. as with anything. With so many contradictory theories about diet and health and so many different paths and approaches to physical well-being. if not easily digested can create illness. and yet still there are so many of us who know so little about our bodies and who continue to put food into our systems without consciously attending to what is and isn’t of benefit to out system. it often takes losing your health to fully appreciate it. Pitta and Kapha. which fuels the body so that we can stay alive. there are three basic body types Vata. Vata’s digestion is impaired when compared to Pitta or Kapha. What someone digests easily. whilst Kapha has the slowest and possibly the most efficient. providing the oldest and most experientially proven set of body types with a well thought out food therapy relative to the different body types.
23 . 20 . jumping. 14 . 3. 19 . Add the numbers circled. 10 . cool and rough.WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL CONSTITUTION? Procedure: 1. especially in winter I get cold hands and feet often I don’t like cold weather My hair is dry. 21 . 7. I don’t put on weight easily My weight is less My skin is dry. 12 . 6. VATA TEST 1. kinky My teeth are crooked My eyes are small and active My appetite and thirst are variable I have a tendency for gas or constipation My eliminations are hard. 9. 13 . 11 . running 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop 3 . very much” 2. 4. 5. changeable I have difficulties in making decisions I am physically very active I walk quickly I can grasp new things quickly I have difficulties in learning by heart. 8. 25 I am lively and enthusiastic I am talkative I am easily excited I am easily afraid or worried I am mentally restless and curious My nature is wavering. The Dosha with the highest number is your predominant constitution. 15 . 24 . 17 . 2. Circle the numbers: 1 = “not so much” 2 = “normally medium” 3 = “yes. 3. 16 . 18 . 22 . memorizing My body is rather thin. dry or constipated I do not easily fall asleep I often wake up in the night My dreams are often about flying.
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8. 3. 20 . 24 . but sound My dreams are often fiery. loose I don’t like hot weather. The Dosha with the highest number is your predominant constitution. 7. 5. can also be stubborn I get impatient easily I get easily irritated or upset I can flare up quickly. 23 . angry. blond reddish. Add the numbers circled. soft My hair has at least one of the following qualities: Thin. 21 . silky. very much” 2. 3. early gray or hair loss My teeth are moderate in size My eyes are sharp or penetrating My appetite and thirst are strong. 16 . whatever I eat I feel unwell. 12 . 6. PITTA TEST 1. passionate about fighting or violence. 15 . 18 . intelligent My nature is determined. 2. or colourful TOTAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 18 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 33 5 APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop . 56 I have a sharp intellect I have a tendency to perfectionism I like to work precisely and methodically I like to follow my own ideas. fanatic sometimes My memory is sharp My body and weight are moderate My activity is moderate My skin is oily. aggressive. 4. Circle the numbers: 1 = “not so much” 2 = “normally medium” 3 = “yes. 14 . 17 . warm. if I have to skip a meal My eliminations are soft. 11 . 13 . 22 . oily.Procedure: 1. excessive My digestion is good. 9. 19 . 25 . prefer too cold than too hot I sweat easily I love cold drinks and ice-creams My sleep is little. but also calm down quickly I am mentally quick. 10 .
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Circle the numbers: 1 = “not so much” 2 = “normally medium” 3 = “yes. 24 . 13 . 4. 3. thick. slow and receptive I am peaceful by nature and not easily perturbed I have an excellent past memory I like to work leisurely. 12 . 7. I can easily skip a meal My eliminations are thick. attractive or with thick eye-lashes My appetite is slow. thick. 16 . TOTAL 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 7 APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop . very much” 2. 14 . 10 . 3. 6. but steady When I am busy. 17 . 19 . 18 . cool My skin is oily. 11 . 9. 22 . 44 Others find my nature agreeable I am affectionate and tolerant I don’t get angry or irritated easily By nature I am steady and loyal Mentally I am calm. 2. or fullness in the stomach I don’t like cold and rainy weather I have a tendency to catch cold often My sleep is heavy. 25 . prolonged. oily. 15 . excessive With less than 8 hours of sleep I don’t feel fit during the day My dreams are often about water. not in a hurry My way of walking is slow and steady Physically I am lethargic My body is fairly large or athletic My body has a tendency to put on weight easily My skin is oily. 8. 21 . KAPHA TEST 1. slow I have a tendency to mucus. white and well-formed My eyes are big. Add the numbers circled. 20 . wavy My teeth are strong. swimming or romantic. 5.Procedure: 1. ocean. The Dosha with the highest number is your predominant constitution. heavy. 23 .
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All kind of nuts Brown sugar. ice-creams molasses. avocados. sugarcane juice. oranges. beetroot. Tobacco. Sweets. Salt mustard seeds. berries. old milk. cherries. butter. cinnamon. honey. peaches. pineapple. All other kinds of pulses mung-beans.VATA TAKE MORE TAKE LESS Fresh milk and milk products. pumpkin. mangoes. plums. cabbage. cauliflower. fish and eggs. All oils Ghee Bananas. lentils. carrots. cocoa. lemon juice with honey. cucumber. ray vegetables onions. cardamom. APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop 9 . white radish. beans. red lentils. Soya-products. Meat. chocolates. fresh figs. spinach. papayas. bean sprouts. tofu. big amounts of potatoes. Leafy vegetables and salads. Rice. syrup All kinds of spices. tea. Brussels sprouts. barley. cloves. sprouts. oats. buckwheat. warm food. coffee. celery. zucchini. broccoli. sweet apples. cabbage. ray grains Baked vegetables with some ghee asparagus. melon. grapefruit. especially ginger. peas. sweet potatoes. alcohol apricots. wheat rye. cumin. yogurt and alcohol lassi Millet. cauliflower. cream. lemons. buttermilk. curcuma Warm water. sweet pears. like Sour milk. corn. grapes.
sour berries. tomatoes. carrots eggplant cabbage. sour oranges. mango. sour milk. zucchini. coconut oil All sweet fruits. salt. chocolates. ghee. bananas. Beetroot. buckwheat (fruit). saffron. cinnamon. TAKE LESS Spicy. green corn. cayenneLemon juice with honey. green salads. sour. pepper. butter. sweet melon. fish eggs fresh herbs Tobacco and alcohol Sweets. peas All pulses except lentils Olive oil. sesame seeds Honey. sprouts. cardamom. celery. grapefruit. sprouted grains barley. garlic beans. sour cream. almond oil. pumpkin. curcuma (turmeric). sugarcane juice. rye. olives Cashew nuts. pomegranates Coconut Refined sugar. sweet cherry. salty and hot food. onions. radish. potatoes. sour plums. Most vegetables like asparagus. cocoa Millet. oranges. sour milk products. plumps. lemon. figs. coffee. fresh cheese White rice. cauliflower. sunflower oil. raisins. ginger Meat. milk products. brown sugar. fennel. tea. sweet juices (not very cold) Lentils. syrup All hot spices. red lentils Sesame oil. molasses. ice-creams APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop 10 . broccoli. pears. avocado. ghee. sour apples.PITTA TAKE MORE Fresh milk. oats. wheat. lassi. drink lots of pepper (Chilies). peach. water mustard seeds Coriander. anis. papaya. brown rice. pineapple. soya oil. corn. capsicum. all oil-fried food All sour fruits. sweet grapes. cloves cumin. cucumber. sweet apples.
eggs. celery. cherries. sour salty. pears. etc. fanner. plums. pumpkin. salt APEX The Art of Living Corporate Workshop 11 . cabbage. syrup. spelt All kinds of leafy vegetables. asparagus. barley. fatty and cold food Sour milk.KAPHA TAKE MORE Warm. when the above fruits are sweet Sunflower seeds TAKE LESS Sweet. pineapples and other sour tasting fruits All kinds of nuts sweets. buttermilk. spinach. vegetable oils & others Grapes. molasses. organe. quark and butter Brown rice. dried fruits. yoghurt. mangoes. tomato. panir. Honey with lemon juice. sesame oil and ghee Apples. berries. pomegranates. ice-creams. white beans Small quantities of sunflower oil. cucumber. buckwheat. rye. cheese. lassi. fish. tea. tobacco and alcohol Meat. cauliflower. banana. avocado. margarine. fatless yoghurt Basmati rice. oil-fried food. broccoli. light dry and less fatty food Skimmed milk. salads lentils Mung beans and other pulses. white beans. radish. except soya product. peaches. apricots. fruit. peas. oats. fresh cheese. wheat Potatoes. Coffee. ghee. onions and salads made from them Soya beans. juices chocolates. soya products white beans Olive oils. All spices in small quantities Plenty of warm water with lemon juice to reduce toxins and reduce weight. warm fruit Sugar. cream. melon. corn.
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