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The three doshas, VATA, PITTA and KAPHA play an important role in Ayurveda. They make each of us unique, influence our lifestyle and behaviour and are of great importance to our well-being and health. If you know your dosha (an intro to Ayurveda and a dosha-test can be found here) and are aware of it you can react quickly to changes and imbalances and lead a happy and balanced life.

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According to Ayurveda all three doshas exist in different degrees in our bodies whereby mostly one or two doshas are predominant. If the doshas are in balance we feel good and are healthy. Since we are constantly influenced by external and internal influences our doshas are changing permanently as well and react to these changes what can lead to imbalances.

Depending on the predominant dosha or the dosha that is out of balance – each dosha-type can inhere all types of imbalances – we react with fear, anger or lethargy. Therefore, according to Ayurveda, awareness of our body and mind is the top priority in our lives. Only if we are mindful we can enhance our well-being and discover imbalances. Once we are out of balance we feel uncomfortable and want to find back to our inner balance as soon as possible.

Ayurveda gives us there for a good guidance and tells us which behaviours and external influences can bring us out or back in balance. Already a few changes in our lifestyle and the awareness of the doshas can help us to restore our natural balance and stay happy and healthy.

Although, even if may some people would say it is selfish or exorbitant, we should start making our health and well-being priority and keep it an important part of our lives. Because, only if we feel comfortable in our bodies, we will have the energy to express love, creativity and joy and simply be the one who we are. So what can we – according to Ayurveda – do to stay in balance and feel good?


Which dosha do you want to balance: