Whats body type?
Body type is the concept genetic skills. It's assessed based on your body shape while you are healthy and fit. Body shape is linked to the five geometrical shapes and four universal forces (based on modern science) such as gravitational force, electromagnetic force, strong force and weak force.
Whats the benefit of knowing your body type?
Once you know what your type is you can engage in appropriate aspects of life - work, hobby, interior and outdoor designs etc. It helps you immensely in designing your nutrition and understanding your relationships.
Which one is the best body type?
Each body type is unique. Each has a large set of skills. So, the answer is, while there is no better body types, understanding your type will most definitely help you have a happier, healthier and most sustainable life.
Can body type change?
Since your genetic make up never changes your body type will also never change.
Is a body type linked to a particular health issue?
No. Not at all. Body type doesn't change. Its constant. It's about your natural, biological or genetic skills. It's not linked to genetic or acquired illness.
Also, body type is different from 1) body, 2) illness, 3) tendencies, 4) preferences, 5) personalities, 6) diseases and so on. Body changes due to time and lifestyle. Tendencies are linked to conditioning and biological issues. Preference and personality can change due to various reasons. Illness can emerge and subside due to specific reasons.
Whats the best time to analyse body type?
Late teens onwards.
How long does it take to diagnose body type?
First of all its not a disease to diagnose! So, it is only analysed or assessed.
Secondly, it takes a minute or less in a face to face consultation,
What is the use of knowing body type?
When you discover your natural (biological) abilities (skills/potentials), you can easily apply them in life. This bring fulfilment, joy and wellness. This will directly reflect in your health. Life becomes more sustainable. Ayurvedic constitution is all about sustainability and total wellness.
Is it another version of dosha-typing?
This system is based on five elements and science. This five-element system is a more advanced, logical and hence extremely useful in all levels of a person - work, relationship, hobbies, business and more. Current dosha-typing is illogical, misleading and often depressing.
I put on weight easily. Am I a Kapha type?
There are other questions as well! I forget things easily. Am I a Vata type? I get angry easily. Am I a Pitta type?
Weight gain, forgetfulness and short temper - all have many reasons. They have actually nothing to do with body type. Nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress, emotional factors, relationship elements, work style etc. may be the culprit! Once you remove the reason, you become centred, relaxed and productive.
Can I follow a dosha based diet and lifestyle for better health?
A specific diet is primarily based on your digestion, metabolism, lifestyle and health issues. For example - a brick-layer needs high protein diet. A full-time meditation teacher doesn't. If you have a sensitivity or intolerance, your diet needs to be modified. If you suffer from an inflammation you need an anti-inflammatory diet. All these can happen to any type!