We love our herbal tea at Sugahfix.com and have a stash of Pukka Herbs ‘Clarity’ Ginger, Lemongrass and Gotu Kola tea to hand for those moments in the day when we need to focus and get the job done, so when we heard that one of our favourite tea blenders had created a fun quiz to help us discover our ‘dosha’, the Ayurvedic mind and body type, we got online and popped the kettle on to boil.
The quiz at www.pukkaherbs.com only takes two minutes to complete and gives an insight that might aid us in our stress- packed lives. The quiz follows a series of simple multiple-choice questions about body, mind and digestion that are used to establish your principal dosha. This gives an indication of a specific diet; exercise and lifestyle recommendations that aim to help us all live a healthier and happier life.
Ayurveda means ‘the science of life’ or ‘way of living wisely’. It is an ancient Indian healthcare philosophy and way of living based on energetic qualities and elements of life, of which dosha is an underlying principle. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique mix of three main dosha (Tridosha), which create our specific mental and physical characteristics and tendencies. Generally we are a combination of the dosha but one will usually dominate. If a dosha becomes out of balance, which can happen for a number of reasons, it can affect how we behave and even our health.
Typical characteristics of the dosha are as follows:
Vata types (made up of the space and air elements) tend to be visionary, imaginative and full of creative energy but when they are out of balance they can be forgetful, spaced out, anxious and uptight. Typical vata problems are erratic digestion, bloating, anxiety or joint disorders.
Pitta types (fire and water) are confident, passionate leaders, organised and perfectionists but excess pitta can make them fiery, snappy and irritable. Pitta people have a tendency to suffer from skin irritations, overheating, heartburn and ulcers.
Kapha types (water and earth) tend to be loyal, kind-hearted, calm and full of love, but a kapha overload can make them lethargic, lacking in energy and a little overindulgent. Kapha types are prone to congestion, excess weight and sluggish digestion.
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