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Cooking for your ayurvedic body type

justwannabe2010-07-05 02:56:57 +0000 #1
any experience with it, is it that important?
souljourney1082010-07-05 03:07:43 +0000 #2
Hi Tubeseeker,

I find the effects of food on the body very helpful to understand.

For example, my body is predominantly Vata-Kapha(air/ether-water/earth) and I have found that if I eat too much grain my body/energy feels sluggish and heavy;too much sugar and I sneeze alot and too much mucus affecting concentration;too much raw food and the circulation is poor and the body cold, except in hot climates where the body can eat abit more raw foods. Generally my body type needs warming foods to increase Pitta(fire).

There's heaps to explore and observe within oneself lots of books and web sites.

Peace to you,

Soul
justwannabe2010-07-05 03:42:57 +0000 #3
soul,

the problem I find it my dosha veries depending on the website, I have come out all three types depending on the quiz I take
souljourney1082010-07-05 03:20:02 +0000 #4
Maybe it would be good to find an Ayurvedic practitioner who can help you with it. I found it took some time to find out my body type too, to observe what my body reacts to etc.

Some questions(I may be able to help, but it would still be good to go to a practitioner who can see you):

1. Do you generally move/perform activity fast or slow?

2. Do you prefer warm or cool weather?

3. Are you generally ambitious and competitive?

4. Is your speech fast or slow?

5. Do you put on/lose weight easily?

6. Is your body frame large, medium or small?

7. Is your digestion fast, medium or slow?

8. Out of these organs what (can be more than one) usually gets out of balance or is more disease-prone:the colon, lungs, liver, skin, eyes?

Peace,

Soul
Hubert2010-07-05 04:47:40 +0000 #5
This is very interesting.

May I hope for a free analysis if I answer the questions ?
Hubert2010-07-05 04:04:00 +0000 #6
Nevermind, I did some research ... I am mostly vata, than khapa, and slightly the pitta type. I did percieve myself as vata in my childhood, (though I did not know the term) and I always wanted to be like the pitta guys. Kapha is present as thick, oily skin and hair, low heartrate, strong pulse, and tendency to accumulate fat on my lower abdomen. As about food/cooking, I found that it is not recommended for vata types to eat too much raw food (salads, frozen foods), and I should have a fixed meal routine.

All this is very interesting.

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