Ayurveda: How do I balance my dosha (constitution type)?

Ayurveda bases her holistic schooling on the elements, based on which 3 doshas (constitution types) are created: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Before you can balance your dosha it is good to know what it is exactly. You can read all about what a dosha is and why it is good to know yours in this blog If you want to know what your own dosha is, you can find out by filling out this online questionnaire.

Now you know what your dosha is, it is time to learn how to balance it. Below we discuss each dosha and give you tips on how to keep them balanced in your daily lifeNow you know what your dosha is, it is time to learn how to balance it. Below we discuss each dosha and give you tips on how to keep them balanced in your daily life

Vata: Ether & Air

Vata dosha consist of the elements ether and air. Like air it is clear, light, dry and moving.

A typical body type for a person with a Vata constitution has a thin build, can look bony, the skin tends to be dry and the hair thin. As a Vata person you tend to be creative, spontaneous and have a fast working mind. Vata has the strongest influence on the nervous system, skin, bones, joints and the colon.

In balance you are creative, adaptable, cheerful and quick.When you are out of balance you can have a tendency to worry and feel anxious, have constipation, cold hands and feet, dry skin and dry joints.

To keep you happy, it is important to create a routine in your daily life, eat grounding and warming foods, keep your body warm and exercise in moderation, using grounding and calming practices that allow your nervous system to relax and your body to move fluidly in a calm pace.

Daily massages with Oil & Ohm Vata olie help you feel grounded, warm and comfortable. Applying the oil on your feet before you go to bed can help you settle and ready to fall a sleep. Also make sure you bring some oil with you on every trip using it to ground again as soon as you arrive.

Pitta: Water & Fire

A typical Pitta body type is of a medium build. Your skin is fair and can have freckles. Both your skin and hair has a tendency to be oily.

A typical Pitta body type is of a medium build. Your skin is fair and can have freckles. Both your skin and hair has a tendency to be oily.

Pitta is responsible for our digestive fire and metabolic systems. It creates transformation through heat.

In balance you are charismatic and warm, focused and goals oriented and you can be a good leader.

When there is too much heat as a Pitta person you can burn yourself out physically and mentally. Physically this can show as skin rashes or acne that spreads, stomach problems, acid reflux and too much heat in organs like the liver, small intestines and endocrine system. In your behaviour it can show up as being sharp and hot tempered, overly critical or goal oriented, inflexible.

The Oil & Ohm Pitta olie is cooling and soothing. Use it as a full body oil before or after a shower (don’t take hot showers) and during the day you can rub small amounts on your hands to take in the smell. The oil can also be applied directly to spreading skin rashes and eczema.

Kapha: Water & Earth

Kapha dosha consist of the elements water and earth. It is solid, heady, steady, dense, cool and cloudy.

A typical body type for a person with a Kapha constitution is more heavy set with a soft and cool skin, thick hair and round features.

Kapha creates all structures and cohesion in the body, like the bones and body tissue.

In balance as a person with a Kapha constitution you are loving, supportive, nurturing and steady. You are more slow than a Vata or Pitta person, but steady and you get things done in a continues steady pase.

When you are out of balance you can have a tendency to become lethargic and congested. Physically this can show up in colds asthma, obesity, diabetes and congestion. In behaviour it can show up as being depressed and lethargic, uninspired and stubborn.

To keep you happy it is important to get enough vigorous exercise and have a generally active lifestyle with plenty of variation in your daily routine. Avoid over sleeping or taking naps, eating heavy meals that are fatty, sitting a lot and repeating the same routine every day.

The us of the Oil & Ohm Kapha olie will have a balancing effect on you as it is energizing and stimulating. Using it as a full body oil with moderation and regularly rubbing some oil on your hands and taking in the scent with some big inhales, will get you moving again!

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