DISCOVER YOUR
AYURVEDIC MIND-BODY TYPE!

Receive some practical tips & advice on which foods, lifestyle habits and Yoga poses are best for your specific mind-body type (Dosha)

DISCOVER YOUR
AYURVEDIC
MIND-BODY TYPE!

Receive some practical tips & advice on which foods, lifestyle habits and Yoga poses are best for your specific mind-body type (Dosha)

What is Ayurveda?

Yoga and Ayurveda | Eat Live Yoga | Risa Kawamoto
What is Ayurveda | Eat Live Yoga | Risa Kawamoto

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system for health and healing and can be traced back to 5,000 BC. It is also a philosophy.

The word ‘Ayurveda’ is made up of two Sanskrit words: Ayu’ means life and Veda’ means the knowledge. Therefore Ayurveda is often translated as ‘Art of Living’ or the ‘Science of Life’.

Yoga and Ayurveda are considered sister sciences.

Ayurveda gives us the knowledge to maintain a physically and emotionally balanced state by living in harmony with nature, diet and a lifestyle unique to our mind-body type.

This mind-body type is called a ‘Dosha’ in Sanskrit and by understanding our Dosha we can start to bring our body and mind back to a balanced state and ultimately live a healthier, happier life.

Complimenting this, Yoga gives us the technology (physical practice, meditation and breathing exercises) to re-balance your body and mind.

Whether you are at the beginning of your  Yoga journery or an experienced Yoga practioner, it’s essential that you understand your Dosha as it is difficult to fully benefit from Yoga on its own, when your mind and body are not nourished and balanced.

Through eating the right food for Dosha in  and living a lifestyle that is unique to your Dosha, that is when you will feel the full benefits of Yoga.

 is Ayurveda & Dosha, and the Connection with Yoga

What is Ayurveda & Dosha, and the Connection with Yoga

What is Dosha (mind-body type)?

Every individual is made of a combination of five elements, Air, Ether, Fire, Water and Earth and these elements combine in the human body to form three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Doshas are the energies believed to circulate in the body that make up every individual, which perform different physiological functions in the body. The differing portions of these doshas determine individual characteristics and physical constitution.

Each individual has all three Doshas but usually one or more of the three Doshas is predominant. When these Doshas are imbalanced, it is believed to cause particular physical and mental disorders.

If you don’t know your Dohsa, the mind-body type yet, the first step is to take my Dosha quiz! You’ll then receive some practical tips & advice on which foods, Yoga poses and lifestyle habits that are best for your specific mind-body type.

What is Ayurveda & Dosha, and the Connection with Yoga

What is Ayurveda & Dosha, and the Connection with Yoga

What is Ayurveda & Dosha, and the Connection with Yoga

What is Ayurveda & Dosha, and the Connection with Yoga

The Characteristics of  Each Dosha: Mind-Body Type

Vata Type

Energy that controls movement

Pita Type

Energy that controls transformation

Kapha Type

Energy that controls cohesion and stability

Thin body frame, underweight

Stiff muscles, cracking joints, restless movements

Quick to learn but forgets quickly

Excitable and lively

Dry, rough skin and hair

Constipation

Irregular daily routine

Cold hands and feet, poor circulation

Mood swings, subtle fear, anxiety and insecurity when out of balance

Medium frame

Sharp mind, good concentration, assertive and self-confident

Competitive and enjoy challenges

Good appetite and digestion

Excessive urine and sweat

Tendency toward rashes, acne and inflammation

Irritable, quick to anger when out of balance

Heavy bones and muscles, large body frame, tends to be overweight

Well-lubricated joints and organs

Easygoing, relaxed and slow-paced

Forgiving, gentle, calm nature, loving, caring, compassionate

Slow digestion and metabolism, sluggish

Slow learning but has long-term memory

Cool, moist skin, dislike cold damp weather

Chest, throat and sinus congestion, asthma and allergies

Prone to sluggishness, depression and weight gain when out of balance

Vata Type

Creative, fast moving /talking and multi-tasking

Quick to learn but forgets quickly

Excitable and lively

Dry, rough skin and hair

Constipation

Irregular daily routine

Thin body frame, underweight

Cold hands and feet, poor circulation

Stiff muscles, cracking joints, restless movements

Mood swings, subtle fear, anxiety and insecurity when out of balance

Pita Type

Sharp mind, good concentration, assertive and self-confident

Competitive and enjoy challenges

Good appetite and digestion

Medium frame

Excessive urine and sweat

Tendency toward rashes, acne and inflammation

Irritable, quick to anger when out of balance

Kapha Type

Easygoing, relaxed and slow-paced

Forgiving, gentle, calm nature, loving, caring, compassionate

Slow digestion and metabolism, sluggish

Heavy bones and muscles, large body frame, tends to be overweight

Slow learning but has long-term memory

Cool, moist skin, dislike cold damp weather

Well-lubricated joints and organs

Chest, throat and sinus congestion, asthma and allergies

Prone to sluggishness, depression and weight gain when out of balance

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If you are struggling to make better food and lifestyle choices and curious to know what Yoga style to practice, the first step is to take my Dosha quiz and discover your mind-body type!

You will then receive some practical tips & advice on which foods, lifestyle habits and Yoga poses are best for your specific Dosha.

Hi, I’m Risa! I help women feel energized & purposeful throughout the day by understanding their unique Dosha and integrating Yoga & Ayurveda into their daily lives.

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