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Understand your Ayurvedic body type

Trina Bawden-Smith - Monday, September 02, 2019

As Socrates is believed to have said, Know Thyself. In Ayurveda one place to start this journey of self knowledge is by understanding your dosha. What combination of vata, pitta or kapha are you? 

I have found this knowledge to be critical in understanding myself and those around me.
Knowing your dosha can help you make better decisions about what to eat, what type of exercise to do, suitable hobbies, and career decisions. 


Of course, most of us are more than one dosha. I can relate to many of the characteristics in the Kapha list and many of my partner's in the Pitta list. There are just so many applications for this knowlegde, which I will touch on in another article.

If you want to learn more about the doshas and how to apply them to increase your health and well-being,  join us for our in depth, Certificate in Clinical Ayurveda with Dr Rama Prasad

Rama is one of Australasia's leading Ayurvedic educators and doctors and an engaging and inspirational teacher. I found his approach to teaching the doshas is much more specific and accurate than the table above, as he bases it on the elements which make up each dosha.