I Recently started reading into and attempting the Ayurvedic Approach to health , which if you click the link I’ve already given you a run down of the “Art Of Living”.. and a link to find your Dosha Type .. Which is actually a really fun little quiz so here it is again:
Below is the book I’ve been Reading which has the quiz in it .. and i’ve .. to the bewilderment of all my friends been subjecting them and grouping them into their Dosha Types .. and have actually become super quick at picking peoples before they do the test… so fortune teller I know.. the amazing thing has been how spot on they are .. right down to their food preferences and even what exercise of work environment they thrive in.
These are the 3 Dosha’s .. which Ayurvedic medicine believes we are all comprised of however individually havegreater constitution of 1 primary type.. sometimes 2 (lucky!) .. and an imbalance in our bodies of the 3 doshas is the basis for all mental and physical problems , including disease and weight problems as well as depression
Im a typical Vata .. and recently have decided to follow the rules of my dosha type .. i must say it makes sense .. however I’m a vegan , sooooo its kinda hard when your Dosha type thrives of dairy and warm food .. so i’ve had to find alternatives , but whatever . it explains my former obsession for eating tubs of yogurt in the bath… now that i think about it .. that was depressingly Bridget Jone’s of me .. especially as it usually happened saturday nights , with Will & Grace playing on my laptop.. sometimes I do a mental mantra reminding myself i’m only 22 years old ..
But one amazing supplement the research i’ve been doing has turned me onto is ASHWAGANDHA .. yes is ass rapingly difficult to pronounce
“Ashwagandha, an exotic Indian herb, has remarkable stress-relieving properties comparable to those of powerful drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition to its excellent protective effects on the nervous system, ashwagandha may be a promising alternative treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Ashwagandha has powerful antioxidant properties that seek and destroy the free radicals that have been implicated in aging and numerous disease states. Even more remarkable, emerging evidence suggests that ashwagandha has anti-cancer benefits as well.” Source
although its meant for VATA types (feeling a bit like this post sounds like im speaking a foreign language or have become a member of captain planet “earth,wind,fire.. what sign are you!” ughh)
but Ashwaganda its shown to have amazing properties in the body .. no matter who you are . its worth a try .. especially if you have a high stress situation going on and has also shown to
- normalizes levels of hydrocortisone,
- causes the size of the adrenal glands to return to normal,
- increases thyroid hormone levels,
- decreases inflammatory cytokines,
- decreases oxidizing agents that can trigger inflammation,
- decreases brain chemicals associated with anxiety,
- markedly improves stamina and energy, and
- turns on and improves white blood cell function to fight infections.
and finally the last thing i will leave you with is this Documentary on Youtube About
Ayurvedic : The Art Of Being
*note there is a scene when they paralyse a goat by pushing some thing on its spine.. its kinda weird.. then the medicine man eats a ball of mercury .. and something i think was arsenic .. its all pretty strange .. also the strap and baby up and massage it .. ive made it sound like a SAW Film .. but its interesting so have a looky
- Two Amazing Natural Supplements for Anxiety (evolveandascend.com)
- Ashwagandha (ihaveknowledge.wordpress.com)
- What’s my dosha? (carolsill.wordpress.com)
- Learn How to Incorporate Ayruveda into Yoga Practices, Discover Dosha Combinations, and How to Live in Balance this Saturday, May 18th at The YogaSoul Center (prweb.com)
- Healthy Living! (fibercompulsion.wordpress.com)