Ayurveda is a mind-body-spirit wellness and healing system that has been used in India for over 5,000 years. It is considered among scholars as the science of life, immunity, and longevity.
Ayurvedic wisdom is founded on a holistic approach to health, designed to help people live long, healthy, balanced lives. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words 'ayus', meaning life or lifespan, and 'veda', meaning knowledge.
According to Ayurveda, each person is born with a unique combination of bio-energies, or Doshas. These 3 energies are called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and they govern the function of our bodies on both a physical and emotional level.
Your Dosha, or unique constitution, is determined by the element that is most dominant in your body. We were all born with the perfect combination of the five elements (fire, air, water, earth, ethr) that make up our Dosha. Commonly, one Dosha is more dominant but you may also have a second dominant Dosha, and a more or less equal blend of all three is called Tridoshic. This unique ratio is called PRAKRITI or “natural state” is what we are born with, it is your true nature. During your lifetime, you can change, adapt, and shift – but you will always be the Dosha that you were born with.
Once you understand what your unique constitution is based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, you will better understand what causes imbalances in your body. Based on this, you will be able to make better diet and lifestyle choices that will leave you feeling nourished, vibrant, and healthy. The feeling of connection and balance will have long-lasting positive effects on your mind, body, and soul.
Are you wondering which is your unique constitution?
*When answering the questions in the quiz, think about your whole life and not just your most recent condition. Consider at least the last 12 months or more. You might not always have every condition listed so just choose the one that resonates the most with you.