Your Metabolic Constitution

The dosha that is dominant in you determines your metabolic type. Knowing what type you are provides you with helpful tools for maintaining a healthy life of balance. It also helps in diagnosing diseases. Although diseases has numerous causes, including genetic, enviromental, and karmic factors, irritation of the doshas is always due to ill health. 

There are 3 types of the body (doshas):

Vata Pitta Kapha

body types

Take the test – Ayurvedic Dosha

Attention: The proportion to which Vata, Pitta and Kapha exist within you is what makes your metabolic constitution different from someone else’s. Once you are born, your constitution remains constant throughout your lifetime, but the condition of your doshas can change according to disharmonious factors in your lifestyle and environment. 

Good to know: the ayurvedic principle of ‘like increases like’ help us nourish our individual rhythms and achieve balance in our lives. According to this principle, we are nurtured by the elements and inclinations other than those innate to our metabolic type. Just as an individual who has a predominant quality of air in his or her nature has to work on building more stability, one who is extremely fiery needs to develop more moderation in his or her activities. You should avoid the intake of things that are like your own qualities – qualities that you already have – and increase the intake of things that are unlike your constitutional attributes. 

 Elements that nurture your metabolic type of the body/constitution


Apps to check: 

Ayurvedic Tips from Chopra Center
Daily Ayurveda
Dosha Diet


Info from the book of Maya Tiwari ‘Women’s Power To Heal’
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