Ayurvedic Body Type

Ayurvedic Body Type

Each and every one of us is made up of a unique combination of the three dosha of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The makeup of the three dosha will determine what Ayurvedic body type we will have. No one Ayurvedic body type is better than another. You are perfect exactly as you are. Knowing your Ayurvedic body type allows you to not try and reach unattainable goals for your body.

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Kapha Dosha: An Explanation

Kapha Dosha: An Explanation

Kapha dosha is the dosha of structure, lubrication and immunity. Kapha comes from the Sanskrit word ka meaning “water” and pha meaning “to flourish”. Kapha controls anabolism or the building up of the body including the growth of new cells as well as the cellular repair. Kapha exhibits the qualities of heavy, slow/dull, cool (cold), oily, smooth/slimy, dense, liquid, soft, static, gross, cloudy and sticky. These qualities determine the characteristics of Kapha Dosha and a Kapha individual.

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Pitta Dosha: An Explanation

Pitta Dosha: An Explanation

Pitta dosha is the dosha of digestion, absorption and assimilation. Pitta comes from the Sanskrit word tapas meaning “to heat.” Pitta controls the digestive and endocrine systems as well as the metabolism. Pitta exhibits the qualities of slightly oily, sharp, hot, light and liquid. These qualities determine the characteristics of Pitta Dosha and a Pitta individual.

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Dosha Types

Dosha Types

There are three dosha types in Ayurveda: vata, pitta and kapha. The word “dosha” doesn’t have a perfect translation; however, when most people think of what their dosha is, they are thinking of their Prakruti. In Ayurveda, Prakruti refers to your individual inherent nature or constitution that determines your physical, physiological and mental character as well as disease vulnerability. Prakruti is often referred to as your “dosha” or as your “mind/body type.”

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What Is My Dosha?

What Is My Dosha?

One of the most popular questions any Ayurvedic Health Counselor receives is “what is my dosha?” The word “dosha” doesn’t have a perfect translation; however, when most people think of what their dosha is, they are thinking of their Prakruti. In Ayurveda, Prakruti refers to your individual inherent nature or constitution. Your Prakruti determines your physical, physiological and mental character as well as your disease vulnerability.

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Ayurveda & Aromatherapy - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Ayurveda & Aromatherapy - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Listen to Marissa Mele of Five Prana as she discusses the Ayurveda & Aromatherapy on the Planet Prana Podcast. This episode and gives you great insight into how to transition to the winter season as well as Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle tips for the winter season. 

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Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse & the Five Elements - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse & the Five Elements - Marissa Mele of Five Prana on the Planet Prana Podcast

Listen to Marissa Mele of Five Prana as she discusses the Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse and the Five Elements on the Planet Prana Podcast. This episode and gives you great insight into how to transition to the spring season as well as Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle tips for the summer season. Marissa also discusses her recent Spirit Quest and her biggest lessons learned on her journey.

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Ayurveda Books: Recommended Reading

Ayurveda Books: Recommended Reading

One of the most common requests I get from people, is what are the Ayurveda books that I recommend to others. Below is a list of my favorite Ayurveda books broken down as cookbooks, books for beginners,  Ayurvedic beauty and skincare book, and advanced studies books for Ayurvedic Practitioners.

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