Whats your dosha?

Here at Glo Wellness we believe in treating the body from all three aspects.  Mind, Body and Spirit.  The triangle of life.  When one area of our triangle is out of balance other areas can feel it and eventually may show up in the physical form of pain, emotionally and/or physically.  To help keep balance we believe in good nutrition, exercise and meditation to keep our triangle in balance. 

We carry a product line at Glo Wellness Center called Poppy and Someday, These products are designed and rooted in the study of Ayurveda and herbalism and focuses on native plant ingredients.  Every ingredient comes from mother earth and never contains any synthetics or preservatives.   Operated by Kari Jensen, herbalist and ayurvedic practitioner she is a graduate of the California School of Herbal Studies, Ayurvedic Institute of America and holds her B.S. in Health and Nutrition.  

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical ayurvedic medical texts dating back several thousands of years.

More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). 

So what is your dosha?

Just as every snowflake is unique in shape and form, every human has their own blueprint. It’s like a map of the body that’s made up of an infinite variety of shapes, behaviors, emotions, and appearances.

In Ayurveda, the five elements that are found in all living things—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—are the building blocks of life. While this foundation unites all humans, the manifestation of those elements through the doshas is what gives rise to our differences. How the three doshas appear, and in what proportion, is what makes each of us unique.

The 3 Doshas-Pitta, Vata & Kapha

  • The fiery and intense pitta type may enjoy the occasional power trip. She/He will devour a mountain of food with ravenous hunger and yet be ready to eat again when it comes to the next meal.
  • In contrast, vata can never seem to get warm. She/He will nibble, snack, and graze her way through the day, and she may feel the need to rest often.  Also inclined to talk about a number of diverse subjects, probably repeating herself more than once.
  • The contented kapha type may, with great deliberation, consume three pieces of cake. She/He will spend quality time curled up on a couch making phone calls to loved ones with uplifting advice.~Deepok Chopra

To find out what dosha fits best go to www.banyanbotanicals.com to take your quiz!  



Jennifer McGee