The Ayurveda Center | Discover Your Doshas

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
— rumi

What is my Dosha type? How do they relate to my health and overall well being?


Ayurveda includes five elements

Earth, Space (ether), Air, Water, Fire

Three forces are fundamental to the concept of Ayurveda. These are the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. They are also known as a dosha. They are thought to circulate through the body and control a person’s physiological operations. These doshas can also affect an individual’s temperament and personality. These energies actively change in response to a person’s thoughts, actions, food, and environmental factors such as the seasons. Identifying a person’s dosha composition will enable him or her to take measures that will bring their state to balance.



Air + Ether

Dry, Light, Cold, Rough, Subtle, Mobile, Clear

Primary Function
Movement and Communication

Green and Yellow colours help to balance Vata

Vata is mobile and dynamic, and regulates
the central nervous system

Vata embodies the energy of movement and is therefore often associated with wind (and the air element). Vata is linked to creativity and flexibility; it governs all movement—the flow of the breath, the pulsation of the heart, all muscle contractions, tissue movements, cellular mobility—and communication throughout the mind and the nervous system.



Fire + Water

Hot, Sharp, Light, Liquid, Spreading, Oily

Primary Function
Digestion and Transformation

Blue and Green colours calm the effect on the fire

Ptta embodies the transformative nature of Fire energy

Pitta represents the energy of transformation and is therefore closely aligned with the fire element. But in living organisms, pitta is largely liquid, which is why water is its secondary element. Pitta is neither mobile nor stable, but spreads—much as the warmth of a fire permeates its surroundings, or as water flows in the direction dictated by the terrain. Pitta is closely related to intelligence, understanding, and the digestion of foods, thoughts, emotions, and experiences; it governs nutrition and metabolism, body temperature, and the light of understanding.



Water + Earth

Heavy, Slow, Cool, Oily, Smooth, Dense,
Soft, Stable, Gross, Cloudy (Sticky)

Primary Function
Cohesiveness, Structure, and Lubrication

Red and Violet, colors stimulate the Kapha to shake off lethargy

Kapha reflects the binding nature of Water energy

Kapha lends structure, solidity, and cohesiveness to all things, and is therefore associated primarily with the earth and water elements. Kapha also embodies the watery energies of love and compassion. This dosha hydrates all cells and systems, lubricates the joints, moisturizes the skin, maintains immunity, and protects the tissues.

Ayurveda seeks to maintain the balance of the dosha. Optimum health is claimed to be achieved when these dosha are in perfect harmony with each other. In contrast, negative health status is said to be a result of an imbalance among the dosha. An Ayurvedic practitioner can customize remedies and therapies to heal a person according to his or her needs and bring the dosha into balance.

If we understand ourselves better, then we will also understand more about other people and the world around us.
— Ayurvedic proverb

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What Is My Ayurvedic Body Type ? And Why Do Body Types Matter?

This is a short quiz to help you determine your Ayurvedic  body type or Prakriti (your body’s natural state of being).  Keep in mind that this is a mini version of the questions that you would be answering during a consultation. It is just to provide you with an idea of what your Ayurvedic body type may be.  In order to fully understand your body constitution, book a consultation where we can get a much more accurate picture of your natural state.

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