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Ayurveda Wednesday: What is your prakriti?


For Ayurveda Wednesday this week, we're simplifying and breaking down one of the key building blocks of Ayurvedic wellness: the doshas and the prakriti system! Ayurveda teaches us there there are 3 “doshas".

What is a dosha? A dosha is a body-mind constitution or biological humor and each dosha has its own physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. It's sort of like a Myers Briggs or Enneagram personality type, except it includes mental and physical characteristics too. Each person has all 3 doshas in them, but usually you have a dominance in one or two doshas. Your dominant doshic makeup is called your “prakriti” in Sanskrit which means your “personal nature." There's so much more we could say about this, but we want to keep it simple this week, and come back with more later, so for now we'll leave you with this link for an online quiz to discover your personal prakriti and get some more info on what that means!


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