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What are the Dosha and How to Keep Them Balanced for Vitality

What is a Dosha?

Ayurveda teaches us that we are born unique individuals.  There is no one else like you.  According to Ayurveda there are three basic body types.  They are referred to as Vata, Pitta and Kapha.  It is vitally important to understand that everyone has an original doshic makeup as well as a current doshic status.  Your original dosha will not change. A better way to understand this is to consider it “nature”.  I often refer to this original dosha in the Dragonfly Plan as your unique blueprint.  Let me give you a better example.  When the sperm and ovum met to form you, your original blueprint (dosha) was formed, however, while you were still in your mother's womb you were being influenced by everything your mother felt, ate and experienced.  It is when you were born and you took that first miraculous breath that your original blueprint (dosha) was sealed.  You are like a thumbprint.  There is no one...

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Today I Rest ~Return to Sattva

There are times in our lives in which we feel completely depleted, emotionally drained.  With information overload coming at us at the break neck speed of the internet, or the click of the 'on' button of the remote, we can easily become so over stimulated that at times we feel our head is spinning out of control.  We lose our focus, our mental grounding and the earth seems to tilt.

If you are anything like me, when you feel this way, you make poor choices.  Choices to alleviate the discomfort with  immediate gratification.  Choices like overworking and expecting everyone else to do the same. Or deciding to spend what little downtime I have on a Netflix binge to dull my mind and avoid the issues I need to deal with.  If I go to the grocery store in this state of imbalance, hungry and depleted - mind, body and spirit empty, I will choose foods that will 'feed' this dangerous state.  Fore example instead of an apple or fruit to satiate my sweet...

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