Thursday, 6 January 2011

Which Ayurvedic Type Are You?

Last night, I was feeling feverish and decided to ask for help, so I got in touch with the angels and said: "Please, can you do something about the heat?" I received the following response, said in a humorous, loving tone: " But you always complain about the cold." I felt a warm feeling inside, spreading through me, and my heart was very light with white halo-like glowing light around it. (I woke up the next morning with the fever cured.)

The angels were showing me (or reminding me of) several things: Angels have a wonderful sense of humor, Angels know me like my closest friend and are always with me, and you can ask Angels for anything - they will always repond and they will always help.

Now, when I was absolving an internship in a Ayurvedic clinic in Malaysia in 2001, I was diagnosed as a VATA PITTA type by the doctor there. The first "dosha" is the most prominent mode of expression for the body; in my case VATA, which corresponds to the air element and means I move fast, can do a lot in a short space of time, tend to have dry skin and dislike damp weather. For my mind, PITTA is dominant and I am therefore PITTA VATA which means I have a good memory, am self-motivated and find studying easy especially when I'm enthusiastic about something.

According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique mix of three mind/body principles which creates our specific mental and physical characteristics. These three principles are called 'doshas'. Most of us have one or two doshas which are most lively in our nature, with the remaining one(s) less significant.

PITTA corresponds to the fire element; and KAPHA to earth.

The deeper reason all three "doshas" have a water component is that water is the element of love, and we are all made from divine love and born from love. Love is our essence.

You can discover your own primary dosha here:

1 comment:

  1. Vata for me. Not sure of my second dosha, the numbers were equally spread. I dislike damp weather too. And I am fast and smooth at accomplishing some things; determined gait.