Ayurveda is a science that balances the body’s life energies, known in the practice as doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Rather than focusing on individual symptoms, by living a balanced life tied to your particular dosha or doshas, you can keep your body and mind healthy and at peace. As with diet and lifestyle, each dosha has certain natural tendencies that lend themselves to certain wellness treatments.
How to Determine Your Dosha
According to Medha Garud, physical therapist, yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and RYT 500 at The Art of Living Retreat Center, the most precise means of identifying your dosha is by having a Ayurvedic expert read your pulse. You can also take an online test, but these are less accurate.
How to Balance Each Ayurvedic Dosha with Wellness Treatments
Garud says that your wellness routine is an important aspect of keeping your dosha balanced. Here’s a break down of each dosha and what wellness routines are most helpful.