Thank you to Harisa Ayurvedic Wellness Center, Dr. Nitin Shah, and all the beautiful healers present for our weekend of renewal.
# harisa #drshah #ayurveda
There are many dosha quizzes out there for you to take and they are all very similar, but be cautioned they can leave you feeling more confused and even mislead. For sure, take one to see what it says about you. Are you a Vata? A Pitta? A Kapha? Are you dual-doshic- that is, are you a Vata- Pitta, Pitta- Vata, Pitta-Kapha, Kapha- Vata, Vata-Kapha? Or are you the exotic and rare tridoshic? Its fun and interesting to learn about ourselves.
A lot of times the quizzes will tell you how you scored on all three doshas. This is helpful because it reminds you that you have all three doshas and their corresponding elements within you. It is just that one of the doshas (or two, or three) are predominate within your constitution and therefore manifest themselves more clearly in your body, mind, and emotions.
BUT, be sure of this… you could take a dosha quiz today and the results could say you are a Pitta-Vata and then take one next week and it would give different results saying you are a Pitta-Kapha. What is up with that?
It is important to remember here the distinction between your prakriti- your inborn constitution and your vikiriti- your current state. Also note that it is very elusive for each of us to figure out our natural born constitution since so much has happened to us since our conception.
More realistically, our current experience with life is always going to “color” the way we answer those inventories and that is OK. It is still all great information for you to use to come closer to learning about how to balance your true nature.
So what are you waiting for ? Here are a couple to try:
These are the 5 elements that every living thing is made up of. We each have different proportions of each, however- that is what makes us unique!
Vata= ether and air
Pitta= fire and water
Kapha= water and earth
Each of these doshas is present in all living things in different proportions. They are the 3 energies present and circulating in and around us and that regulate and govern our physiology.
Vata energy controls all things in motion like our circulation and breath.
Pitta energy controls all things metabolizing like digestion and assimilation.
Kapha energy provides structure and lubrication like the building up of vital tissue and the lubrication of the lungs.
Ayurveda is an ancient holistic medical system that promotes health on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
Its methods of healing include: diet, herbs, exercise, lifestyle regiments, yogic practices, and meditation.
The ultimate goal is to create a state of optimal health out of one prone to diseases of the body and mind.
For people who suffer from insomnia and anxiety, having a cup of hot milk that contains a teaspoon of powdered Ashwagandha before bedtime is beneficial.
Make a list of all your deepest desires.
Read it constantly. Before meditation, before bed, upon awaking…
Live each moment and day in present moment awareness trusting the universe to make your dreams come true.
#intentions #present-moment #manifestyourdreams
The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Therapy for Busy People.
Using this with my students on Thursday, will let you know how it goes…
It went well. Some of the boys refused to do it:( Some of the students were really into it and relaxed.
Interesting objective information on the ayurvedic perspective on cannabis.