Body Type in Traditional Ayurveda
Body type has nothing to do with your body, tendencies, personalities, preferences and diseases. Body type is constant. All other are contextual.
Body type is your true make up or what you are. There are many methods to analyse body type. We are using dosha in a specific style here. Body type is also called the mind-body constitution or Prakruti.
The benefit of knowing your body type can be compared to the advantage of knowing the car you drive is a sports car or family car, or a truck or a bike.
Once you know this, you will know how to apply the natural ability in life.
Every one is unique. Everyone has a unique proportion of elements and doshas. Knowing our body type is vital in engaging our energies appropriately, when we exercise our predominant energy in daily life, we will be healthy and fulfilled. This is the secret of personal sustainability.
Based on the predominance of dosha we get a unique body shape. Body type is always analysed based on the body shape when we are healthy or normal. Imbalance has nothing to do with our constitution at all.
If our constitution is a gem, health issue is the dirt (not in a negative sense, though. every disease bring some pain, hence the word dirt) on it.
Usually what we experience (eg: pain, stress etc) are due to some form of 'imbalance'. When we are healthy we feel light, right, 'everything is OK' etc.
All of us have all the five aspects of the three doshas.
Reading body type
Vata type A:
Shape: Small, thin, light (light weight, short, thin bones). You are shorter than your same gender parent. You have small bones, fingers and toes and a petite body.
Designed to communicate, network, teach, sing, talk. Take up more than 2 roles at work, or 2-3 jobs.
Vata type B:
Shape: Taller than same gender parent, one of the tall ones in the family with slender body. You have long fingers, limbs, light weight body.
Designed to guide, learn, share wisdom/philosophy, contemplate, go deep in science, be esoteric.
Shape: Angular, pointy (muscular, penetrating eyes, pointy nose/chin, triangular trunk) You have angular features, penetrating eyes. You have triangular trunk or face or a muscular body.
Designed for to analyse, be precise, fast, competitive, transform.
Kapha type A:
Shape: Solid build, rectangular type (wide hips, broad shoulders, large fingers/toes/bones). You have wide hips, broad shoulders, look rectangular and solid with heavy bones.
Designed for managerial, administrative, over-seeing, hands-on, building, to move heavy things.
Kapha type B:
Shape: Soft, rounded, curvaceous (rounded eyes, fleshy nose and cheeks)
You have soft, curvaceous with rounded nose and soft fingers. You have rounded or soft curvaceous features.
Designed for to care, nurse, mother, listen, cook, nurture.
Applied body type
A tall-solid person is V2-K1. They are practical philosophers, hands on thinkers, thinking managers or calm doers. A muscular person with large eyes and soft cheeks P-K2. They are caring warriors, intense in emotions, fast yet gentle. So on so forth. To know more about please call us for a consultation. Based on precise information about your body type we will teach how to
- optimise your health
- understand why you are stressed and to dissolve it
- know how to be naturally centered and happy
- how to motivate others