A LITTLE ABOUT YOU
While there is undoubtedly no one quite like you out there, it is remarkable how accurate Ayurveda can be in predicting who we are, based simply on the broad strokes of our constitutions.
As you read through this page and start to piece together the ways in which the elements have shaped your constitution, you will probably begin to see your particular strengths and vulnerabilities more clearly.
Traits that you can likely attribute to your constitution
Thin and dry hair and skin
Your skin is thin, and dry rather than oily. Your hair is likely quite dry and may also be frizzy, darker in color, or tightly curled.
You are quite frequently cold
With hands and feet that are consistently icy to the touch, and you likely adore the sun. In fact, you probably prefer a warm, humid climate, and do not tolerate cold climates very well.
You are quick minded, creative and full of new ideas
Highly capable of holding a big vision
You are probably quite intuitive, and tend to be admired for your degree of mental flexibility.
You love to travel, and prefer adventure to routine
In fact, your contagious enthusiasm for life and your willingness to try new things may often leave you feeling overcommitted.
You have a somewhat irregular appetite
You may be aware that your digestive capacity tends to be a bit fussy, to the point that you may even struggle with some food sensitivities.
You naturally have a lot of energy
But your stamina is limited, so you may often find yourself overcommitted or overextended. Despite knowing this about yourself, you probably have a difficult time saying no to things you genuinely care about.
Signs of imbalance
When a dosha (vata, pitta, kapha) goes out balance you are on the route to disease. Therefore it is important to recognise when one of the doshas has increased beyond its normal level. Since your dominant constitution is vata you are most likely to experience a vata imbalance first.
Nervousness, anxiety, panic, fear, worry
Dry or chapped skin
Constipation, gas, bloating, dry, hard stools
Low body weight
Dislike of cold and wind
Light and interrupted sleep
Why is it important to know this?
According to Ayurveda, you were born with your constitution and this remains the same during your whole life.
It influences your physiology, your physique, your likes and dislikes, your tendencies and habits, your mental and emotional character, as well as your vulnerabilities toward imbalance and disease.
Your personal combination of vata, pitta and kapha represents your body’s natural balance.
Our intention here is to introduce you to your constitution.
It’s important to know that we all have all three doshas in our constitutions: vata, pitta, and kapha. But the ratio between them is entirely unique to you.
That said, as a vata type, your constitution is distinctly vata-predominant, and you probably have a lot in common with other vata types who
share that core distinction.
How to regain balance
As you have read above there are multiple factors that can cause an imbalance in your body. Therefore finding the root cause is the most important. Whether this is your diet, things in your life, or emotional traumas that are pushing your body out of balance.
Once you find this, you can make sure to regain balance.
This might mean you could:
Make changes in your diet: Vata's need warm, spiced, nourishing, cooked foods to stay balanced.
Start implementing Ayurvedic lifestyle tools: Vata's thrive on a solid routine, think of bed times, meal times, breaks etc.
Start using Ayurvedic herbs: Vata's can use some extra nourishment and ayurveda has some beautiful herbs to support that.
Release suppressed emotions: Tools like meditation, none dominant hand writing, body work, and energy healing can be effective to release emotions.
Your Next Step
My name is Karlijn "car-line".
I am a mom and Ayurvedic therapist.
I have been offering therapies for the past 6 years and I am really looking forward to guiding you on your journey.
I won't be doing it for you, but I will be holding your hand and shining a light on your path ahead.
Are you ready to jump in with me?