BODY TYPE ASSESSMENT
Live A Powerful Authentic Life
Ayurveda is India’s natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda provides a comprehensive approach to preventing and treating illness, using lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. Ayurveda, which literally means the science of life (Ayur = life or longevity, Veda = science or knowledge), focuses on maximizing health, and increasing longevity while helping individuals to realize their full spiritual potential.
THE AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO WELLBEING
Two major principles exist behind the Ayurvedic approach to wellbeing:
- The body and mind are interconnected, with the mind leading the body in all aspects of life.
- The body can be healed of any illness when a person is aware of the power of the mind.
THE THREE AYURVEDIC BODY TYPE
Ayurveda describes the existence of three fundamental types of human metabolisms, or mind-body constitutions, also known as ‘doshas’. There are three primary doshas, known as Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Each dosha is comprised of two of the five major elements: space, air, fire, water and earth.
Your Ayurvedic body type that is based on a combination of the five elements— the same five elements that exist within the cosmos. This interlocking relationship is the key to understanding your own health and your impact on your environment and vice versa. Knowing your Ayurvedic body type, or Prakriti, gives you insights, not only about the tendencies of your body, but also the tendencies of your mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Each body type differs from one another in its needs for diet, lifestyle, herbal remedies, exercise, and meditation.