Dual Dosha - Prakriti - Ayurvedic ConstitutionBy
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- March 06, 2011
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Dual Dosha Prakriti
Having a dual dosha constitution means that two of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) are predominant in your constitution. It is usually best to manage a dual dosha Prakriti according to the season. For example, if you have a Vata-Pitta Prakriti, follow a Vata-decreasing regimen during cool weather and during changes of seasons. Follow a Pitta-decreasing regimen during warm weather. Here's a chart to help make this clear:
|Your Prakriti||During this Season||Pacify|
|Vata-Pitta||Cool weather, change of seasons, windy weather||Vata. Click Here to Read More About Vata Prakriti|
|Vata-Pitta||Warm weather||Pitta. Click Here to Read More About Pitta Prakriti|
|Pitta-Kapha||Cool, damp weather||Kapha. Click Here to Read More About Kapha Prakriti|
|Pitta-Kapha||Warm weather||Pitta. Click Here to Read More About Pitta Prakriti|
|Vata-Kapha||Cool weather, change of seasons, windy weather||Vata. Click Here to Read More About Vata Prakriti|
|Vata-Kapha||Cool, damp weather||Kapha. Click Here to Read More About Kapha Prakriti|
To learn about each of your primary doshas, click on each of their links. No matter what your constitution, any of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) can go out of whack. The most common way for doshas go out of whack is by increasing. They increase due to environmental, emotional or physical conditions or stresses. This brings imbalance to your constitution. Ayurveda says that, left untreated, these imbalances lead to disease.
Knowing our Prakriti is useful because it increases awareness of our natural strengths and challenges. This is a positive first step towards understanding health. The second step is to understand if and how we have strayed from our natural, healthy constitution. In Ayurveda, we determine this by comparing our Prakriti (natural constitution) with our Vikriti, our current condition. If you are interested in assessing your current condition, please Click Here to take our Vikriti Self-Test.
The above information was written by Dr. Claudia Welch and edited by Melody Mischke for the exclusive use of Banyan Botanicals. The information is protected by copyright and may not be reprinted without the written permission of Dr. Claudia Welch and Banyan Botanicals. More about Dr. Claudia Welch
The above Prakriti test and results are intended as a convenient tool to provide practical information on your Ayurvedic constitutional type. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. In addition, it should be noted that while this information should be considered highly useful it is not meant to replace the skilled constitutional analysis of a professionally trained Ayurvedic Physician. Banyan Botanicals Banyan Botanicals provide a wide range of certified organic herbs. We provide products for all Ayurvedic body types. Our range includes Triphala, Shilajit, Brahmi, Shatavari and Chyawanprash.