What is my Dosha?
Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind. It’s very important to keep Vata in good balance.
Do you need to balance Vata?
Answer these questions to see if you need to balance Vata.
- Is your skin dry, rough, thin?
- Are you underweight?
- Is your mind constantly in a whirl?
- Do you worry incessantly?
- Are you constantly restless or agitated?
- Do you experience constipation?
- Do you suffer from insomnia?
- Do you suffer from vaginal dryness?
- Do you have spells of forgetfulness?
- Do you experience discomfort in the joints?
- Are you easily fatigued?
Some more Symptoms
Worries, overactive mind, sleep problems, difficulty breathing, Dry coughs, sore throats, earaches, general fatigue, Slow or rapid digestion, gas, intestinal cramps, weak tissues. Intestinal cramps, menstrual problems, lower back pain, irregularity, diarrhea, constipation, nervousness, shakiness, poor blood flow, stress-related problems.
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you need to balance Vata.
Tips for Balancing Vata
Drink Organic Vata Balancing Tea
Abhyanga (daily Ayurvedic massage) Vata Nourishing Oil.
- Warm temperatures.
- Warm, cooked foods (less raw foods).
- Early bedtime, lots of rest.
- Favor warm, oily, heavy foods and sweet, sour, and salty tastes.
- Reduce light, dry, cold foods and pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.
- Regular daily routine.
- Avoid stimulants.
- Regular, daily elimination.
- Stay warm in cold, windy weather
Pitta governs all heat, metabolism and transformation of the mind and body. It controls how we digest foods, how we metabolize our sensory perceptions, and how we discriminate between right and wrong. Pitta governs the important digestive fire of the body, known as Agni.
Do you need to balance Pitta?
Answer these questions to see if you need to balance Pitta.
- Do you tend to be demanding or critical?
- Are you often frustrated, angry or intense?
- Is your skin ruddy and prone to rashes and eruptions?
- Are you often irritable or impatient?
- Is your hair prematurely gray or thinning?
- Do you wake up in the early hours and find it difficult to fall asleep again?
- Do you feel discomfort in hot weather?
- Are you a perfectionist?
- Do you experience hot flashes?
- Do you have excess stomach acid?
- Do you experience loose bowel movements?
Bloodshot eyes, poor vision, Skin rashes, acne, Demanding, perfectionist, workaholic, Acid stomach, argumentative, early graying, anger, toxins in blood.
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you need to balance Pitta.
Tips for Balancing Pitta
Drink Organic Pitta Balancing Tea
Abhyanga (Self massage) with Cooling Pitta oil.
- Keep cool. Avoid hot temperatures and food.
- Favor cool, heavy, dry foods and sweet, bitter and astringent tastes.
- Reduce pungent, sour, salty tastes and warm, oily and light foods.
- Moderation; don’t overwork.
- Allow for leisure time.
- Regular mealtimes, especially lunch at noon.
Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the seven tissues — nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues.
Do you need to balance Kapha?
Answer these questions to see if you need to balance Kapha.
- Do you tend to be overweight?
- Are you often over-settled and lethargic?
- Do you experience sinus problems?
- Do you sleep long hours, yet wake up unrefreshed?
- Are your skin and hair oily?
- Do you find that you are possessive and over-attached?
- Do you feel discomfort in cold, damp weather?
- Do you feel lazy, complacent?
- Do you experience bloating, water retention?
- Do you feel stiff and heavy, especially in the morning?
- Do you experience sinus congestion?
Poor sense of smell. Poor sense of taste, food cravings due to lack of fulfillment. Impaired digestion, poor absorption. Lethargy, respiratory problems, lower back pain. Weight gain, oily skin, painful joints.
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you need to balance Kapha.
Tips for Balancing Kapha
Drink Organic Kapha Balancing Tea.
Abhyyanga (self-massage) with invigorating Kapha Ayurvedic Massage Oil.
- Vigorous regular exercise, a little each day.
- Warm temperatures.
- Fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes.
- Favor pungent, bitter, astringent tastes and light, dry and warm foods.
- Reduce heavy, oily, cold foods and sweet, sour and salty tastes.
- Seek out variety and new experiences.
- Stay warm in cold, damp weather.
- Early to bed, early to rise.