Every day on facebook pages – i see a lot of posts on healthy eating, importance of different veggies, herbs, drink, etc. My humble request to everyone who likes to keep a healthy lifestyle is – get your tridosha tested (body type tested).
It is believed in naturopathy or natural way of living that a human body is made up of three doshas – kaaph , vaat and pith.
A natural herb or drink or fruit or dry fruits or juices, etc has different effect on different body types.
Its not advisable that you do the exact same thing that has worked wonders for one person because your body type might be different.
Please keep this in mind, before you start drinking honey lemon in the morning as it worked out for your friend or before drinking tulsi sudha or honey alma or anything else.
Like you consult a doctor before taking medicines same way consult a naturopath- get details on your body type and what suits your body before you start experimenting.
Two of the fundamental theories in Ayurveda are those of Pancha Mahabuttas and the Tridosha theory.
As humans, we have five sense organs and can therefore perceive the world in five distinct ways via our ears, skin, eyes, tongue and nose. Each of these perceives a particular form of external energy and absorbs it into the human body. The five energies or elements as perceived by the five senses are known as the Pancha Mahabuttas or five elements:
All matter is considered to have been composed of these five elements but only living matter has the three doshas or tridosha – the three forces which govern all biological processes.
The term ‘dosha’ (medical humour) denotes ‘that which darkens or causes things to decay’ implying that when out of balance, the doshas trigger the disease process. The names of the three doshas are vata, pitta, and kapha.
The doshas are the three primary energetic principles which regulate all physiological and psychological process in the living organism. From the most rudimentary cellular process to the most complex aspects of biological functionality, the doshas regulate everything that occurs, changes and decays. A harmonious state between the doshas results in homeostasis which is the required foundation for good health and a disharmonious imbalance results in a variety of signs and symptoms. In all, the interplay among them determines the objective condition of the living being – including us.
Each dosha is a synergy of two Mahabutas (elements) and interestingly enough – each receives its specificity from these elements. The elements – ether and air combine to form vata. Fire and water form pitta while water and earth constitute kapha. Therefore vata has the mobile characteristic of air and ether, pitta acquires the energy of fire while kapha inherits the stability of the earth.
In my case mine is vata or vaat prakriti. In next post i will talk about different types of prakriti and how do u recognize them