Mind-Body Health

Most of the time we judge our age by what the calendar says, but that’s just a number. You also have a biological age, which is determined by how old you think you are. Your expectations reinforce your interpretation, so if you think you’re growing old, you are. The truth is that you can slow down...Read More
With Kapha as your predominant dosha, you’re naturally grounded and calm. You move at your own pace and enjoy the sweetness of life, love, and relationships. However, if you accumulate an excess of the Kapha elements of water and earth, you will experience sluggishness, dullness, and inertia...Read More
With Pitta as your predominant dosha, you’re naturally intense, joyous, and focused on fulfilling your dreams and desires. However, if you accumulate an excess of the Pitta elements of fire and water, you can find yourself feeling Pitta-inflamed, with symptoms of irritability, impatience, and rigid...Read More
As someone with a predominance of the Kapha dosha in your mind-body constitution, you possess many wonderful qualities that arise from the combination of the earth and water elements that comprise Kapha. While sometimes Kapha types are teased for being “too slow” or set in their ways, when they’re...Read More
As you’ve discovered by taking the Chopra Center’s Mind-Body Quiz, your predominant dosha is Pitta, which is the principle of transformation. Pitta represents energy, heat, or fire—and it gives rise to many powerful qualities in your body and mind. Although Pittas are sometimes teased for being “...Read More
As someone who has a predominance of the Vata dosha in your mind-body constitution, you have many wonderful qualities that flow from the combination of the space and air elements that make up Vata. While Vata types are sometimes teased for being “spacy” or overly sensitive, when they are in balance...Read More
Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of...Read More
Each dosha expresses balance and imbalance in different ways. Kaphas tend to be calm and relaxed when balanced but will lean toward lethargic and apathetic when out of balance. One of the important goals of Ayurveda is being able to tune into yourself and become aware of the signs that you are...Read More

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