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Ayurvedic Personality with Prakriti Quiz
Ayurvedic Personality with Prakriti Quiz Ayurveda’s theory is based on five elements. These are basic principles or building blocks that are the basis for the life of the entire universe (the macrocosm) and our bodies (the microcosm). They are also known as the five great element: space/ether, air/wind (vayu), fire (tejas); water/jala; earth (prthvi).
They are essential for life. Everything that exists occupies space. Wind is associated with movement. Pulse – A basic feature of life. Fire, heat, or the sun are essential prerequisites for life. These elements are combined in various proportions to create the entire material universe.
These five principles were condensed by Ayurvedic Sages into three types of doshas – vata (a combination the elements of space, air and fire); pitta(a combination of fire & water); and kapha (“a combination water and earth”). These principles govern our entire physiology.
Modern medicine and Ayurveda
Modern medicine has many parallels to this approach. Vata principle (wind), which governs communication and movement of the body, deals with the nervous system, joints and the elimination of waste. The colon is its main seat. Pitta (fire), refers to the metabolic processes within the body. It is responsible for the digestive system (enzymes) and the endocrine (hormone) system. Pitta’s main organs are the liver, small intestine and duodenum. Kapha (earth), on the other hand, is responsible for the structure of the body, which includes 7 bodily tissues, bones, and muscles.
These 5 elements are also used to determine the tastes and properties of foods and herbs. Ayurveda uses an organoleptic approach for matter. This means it classes the properties of matter using human sense organs. They are difficult to detect by instrumented analytical methods or exact measuring instruments. We know the taste and properties of matter. Then we can also determine its function or pharmacological actions. This knowledge can also be used to inform ayurvedic cooking techniques.
Ten ways that Ayurvedic Personality with Prakriti Quiz or your personal constitution can help you empower yourself
A friend is eating dinner with you and can only eat light soups. Your other friend is enjoying a fiery hot chili that no one else can touch. Everyone is different, and one person’s food can be another person’s poison.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old’science of living’ that says your Prakriti (or constitution) governs your structure, function and tendencies. This information will help you make healthy lifestyle choices and improve your overall health. Preventative medicine can help reduce the severity of lifestyle-related chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and other forms of cancer.
Prakriti is your Ayurvedic Constitution
Prakriti refers to your constitution, or natural state at conception. It is made up of three energy principals called Doshas. Prakriti is constant throughout life. Prakriti cannot inherently cause disease. However, it can make people more susceptible to certain conditions. The first step in traditional Ayurvedic treatments as applied in India is Prakriti assessment. This is because it determines what a person’s “normal” is.
Prakriti is commonly known as “Dosha”, and you may be asked the question “What’s your Dosha?” To be precise, everyone has all three Doshas. One, two, or sometimes all three of the Doshas could make up your constitution. Prakriti can also be considered an Ayurvedic body type. However, it also has mental and emotional characteristics.
Let’s take a look at each Dosha. What resonates with and sounds like you?
Vata Dosha, which is made from air and ether elements, is the energy principle for movement. It can be cold, dry and mobile. Vata is the dominant personality type. You are likely to be very small or very tall, with sensitive skin and cold weather sensitivity. You may feel light-headed and restless during sleep. Your energy levels could fluctuate. You might be energetic, creative, open-minded, and enthusiastic. Nervous and joint disorders, allergies and constipation can all affect you.
Pitta Dosha, which is a mixture of fire and water, is the energy of metabolism. It is hot, oily and light, fluid, sharp, soft, and smooth. Pitta is a dominant sign. You are likely to have a medium build with ruddy, warm skin. If you skip meals, you could become irritable. You get good, but light sleep. Although you are intelligent and bright, you can be competitive and argumentative. You can be aggressive, irritable and susceptible to heartburn.
Kapha Dosha, which is a mixture of earth and water, is the energy of cohesion. It is cold, dry, oily and dense. Kapha dominance could lead to a larger frame, increased appetite, and a love-oriented, easy-going personality that resists change. This could lead to congestion, edema and weight gain.
Your Prakriti could include:
Vata – Vata Dosha dominates
Pitta – Pitta Dosha is predominant
Kapha – Kapha Dosha is predominant
Vata-Pitta: Vata Doshas and Pitta Doshas have a dominant influence over Kapha
Vata-Kapha: Vata and Kapha Doshas predominate over Pitta
Pitta-Kapha: Pitta and Kapha Doshas dominate over Vata
Vata–Pitta–Kapha – This rare Prakriti is in which all three Doshas have a fairly equal relationship. No Dosha has any predominance over the other.
How to determine your Prakriti
Many online quizzes can be used to determine Prakriti. However, they all have their flaws and limitations. It is hard to translate the skills of an Ayurvedic practitioner’s assessment into digital format. This is why it is better to have an Ayurvedic consultation.
Knowing your Prakriti can help you create a plan that will lead to a breakthrough in your overall health. These are just a few examples of how knowledge of your Prakriti could help you, just as our students and wellness seekers.
There are ten ways Prakriti knowledge can improve your health
1. Prevention is key to achieving a healthy mind, body and spirit balance
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in America. They also drive healthcare costs. This makes it so important to take preventative measures.
Vata traits like dryness or cold can have a negative impact on joint health. You can learn to be aware of these qualities as a Vata person from childhood. Balance them by hydrating, oily diet, self-massages regularly, and warm food.
2. To maximize nutrition, digestion, and absorption, eat according to a healthy diet
Ayurveda categorizes food based on their elemental compositions into Shadrasa. These six tastes are appropriate in different amounts for various Prakriti types. You can have all tastes for a balanced diet. However, you may find it beneficial to choose certain tastes for different times of year or for your Prakriti. You can choose from sweet, salty and bitter tastes, as well as astringent, pungent, and astringent tastes.
As a Kapha, you may choose to eat a “Kapha diet”, which favors bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes and warm, light foods. These simple changes can help prevent congestion, lethargy, and heaviness in winter and spring, which are the Kapha seasons. A Pitta diet favors sweet, bitter, and astringent tastes while a Vata may be more sweet, salty, and sour.
3. Lifestyle adjustments to feel your best
Doshas knowledge can change your lifestyle.
Vata-Pitta is known for being prone to burnout and overdoing things. You make it a point to review your priorities every morning and remove anything that isn’t essential. Also, you can schedule breaks for meals, walks, and meditation. You can also set an alarm to ensure that you don’t forget. This allows you to slow down and be more mindful.
4. Improved energy and rest quality through sleep patterns
Ayurveda considers sleep to be one of three pillars that can improve your health. Your sleep recommendations can be personalized!
Kapha people don’t require as much sleep as other Prakritis. You should avoid sleeping during the day, especially in spring. This simple change can be helpful in reducing depression and other respiratory problems.
5. Guidelines for yoga and exercise
Yoga and exercise can be tailored to suit your Prakriti so that you receive the maximum benefit and minimize side effects.
Vatas can have degenerative tendencies. You may need strengthening exercises or grounding yoga. Pittas are more powerful but may be competitive. They should avoid burnout. Kapha tend to take things too easy, but they are strong and need to exercise more. This article explains how yoga can be adapted for different Doshas.
6. Choose a job or hobbies that meet your needs
Through the Doshas, your career and hobbies could be aligned with your talents and tendencies.
Imagine a start up company. Vata would come up with the brilliant idea, Pitta would drive the company to be established and managed, and Kapha would keep it running!
Kapha people are good at customer service because Kapha is patient and nurturing. You could easily get distracted in an unorganized environment. As a Pitta, it is easy to become agitated in an unorganized environment. And as a Vata, you can lose your focus in long, tedious meetings. Vata Pitta can easily burn out, while Pitta-Kapha are patient but organized and Vata–Kapha have the creativity and wherewithal necessary to keep them going. Understanding yourself will help you choose a career, maximize your strengths and adapt to interactions with others.
7. Harmonious relationships that allow for the sharing of love and support between family members and their community
What is your Prakriti? You may also be able help your community with lifestyle changes if you learn more about Ayurveda. You will be able to better understand people and build harmonious relationships.
Are you familiar with someone who is easily angry and argumentative? Pitta dominant could be the cause. There are also those who are reserved and can’t easily express their opinions or preferences. They are most likely Kapha. It is important not to get into a fight with a Pitta partner, but to enjoy Vata’s whimsical side and Kapha’s stability in a relationship.
8. Be adaptable to your environment
Being a part nature is good for your health.
Vata, Pitta, and Vata–Pitta aggravations are more likely to occur in dry, arid areas (Jangala Desha), but they can learn to manage this with awareness. In marshy areas (Anupa Desha), Vata, Kapha, and Vata–Kapha disorders are more prevalent. Dosha balance is achieved in a more temperate environment (Sadharana Desha). To balance your environment’s qualities, you can adjust your diet and nutrition.
9. Adapting to the daily, seasonal, and natural rhythms of life.
You can adapt your life by being aware of natural rhythms.
Afternoon is Pitta hour and the best time for your most hefty meal. Pitta can be more severe in children and young adults. These imbalances can be reduced by knowing your constitution.
10. Stress management and mental health
Stress can reduce immunity and make you more susceptible to various diseases. Ayurveda, a holistic science, recognizes this connection. You can manage stress by understanding your tendencies.
Do you have a Pitta personality that is prone to flying off the handle? Vatas with anxiety tendencies who need to stick to a plan, oleate and remain grounded.
Mental health management requires an understanding of the Mental Doshas or Gunas, Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. Learn more about Gunas and self care here.
Prakriti and natural healing
Prakriti is a way to learn about your mind-body system and how it interacts with others. Your Prakriti is constant, but Vikritis (or imbalances) can develop and cause diseases. This depends on your lifestyle, diet and stressors. Ayurvedic professionals will assess each and create a plan to restore your health holistically and naturally.
Preventative health is also important. We need to ensure our immunity is strong, and that we have a healthy comorbidity. The community’s health starts with each individual, and Prakriti can be a powerful tool in healing you… and the rest of the world.