by Laina Poulakos
Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old philosophy, based on the belief that humans are all made of one of three prime energies. We are born with one prime energy at birth—prakruti, but we will have a bit of the other elements through different times, as we face our journeys through life.
Keeping these elements in balance will help the body stay healthy mentally and physically. Vata is the air dosha, Pitta the fire dosha and Kapha the dosha of earth. Vata energy is more spacey and has a hard time focusing. Those with Vata energy have a thinner frame and tend to be cold. For those with Pitta energy, they are more of a fast-moving body and mind. Normally, they are warmer and of average body frame. For individuals identified as Kapha, they are more grounded as they have a heavier earthy body frame. They also tend to be cold and can be oily.
Finding one’s dosha is an important key to helping you eat the proper diet for your body type. This will insure you will stay living in a healthy balance body and mind.
Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit MothersNatureStore.com.