What is your Dosha? What does it mean for my Yoga?
Ever wondered why you are attracted to a style of Yoga? It might be your dosha! What is a dosha?
Yoga is key for our mind, body, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Ayurvedic medicine is sister to Yoga and from the five elements three dosha's are formed. They are Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth and water). They form physical, mental and emotional characteristics. You are born with a dosha for your mind and for your body.
Your temperment is a good indicator to your dosha, for example if you are lively and enthusiastic by nature and like to change you may be Vata, if you are purposeful and intense and like to convince you may be Pitta and if you are easy going and like to support you may be Kapha. You may be a combination of the dosha's. If you want to find out more click through this link for the Deepak Chopra Quiz.
Like any super power they are best used for good and not evil! If they become out of balance we can head towards the more negative aspects. To keep them in balance is not always instinctive as we tend towards what can make us more. For example you might be very attracted to dynamic Yoga, perfect. The watch out is if you find yourself going from dynamic, enthusiastic and kind into aggressive, elbowing your way into class, sighing heavily and snarling at the person who took 'your spot'! time in a restorative class or a more meditative class would help to restore lovely you. If you are cerebral by nature and more sedentary then try Ashtanga and Flow, the dynamic classes will help to energise you. So when you next book into your weekly classes, book into what you love and need!