What is Ayurveda (life-knowledge)?
As the name suggests Ayurveda means life knowledge in sanscrit. The knowledge of life originated 5000 yeas ago in India and encompasses general mind and body wellbeing and corresponding medicine, exercise, diet and cleansing systems that support the balance of the mind and the body.
What are doshas?
In Ayurveda doshas represent metabolic types. There are three different metabolic types: vata, pitta and kapha. An ayurvedic practitioner can accurately diagnose your metabolic type through a pulse reading technique. Otherwise, you can read through the characteristics of each type and discover your type based on which characteristics you have most in common.
Breakfast balancing your dosha type
The Ayurvedic dosha balancing breakfast combination are prescribed by the host Ayurvedic practitioner at our Maldives resort.
3. Kapha Breakfast
Which dosha type are you?
|Skin is dry, chaps easily, rough, cool, prominent veins||Medium build||Thick, ample or stocky build. Larger bone-structure.|
|Hair is coarse and dry||Moderate body weight, may be athletic, muscular||Overweight|
|Small, active, dark eyes||Oily skin, warm, sensitive skin, reddish, inflamed||Thick skin, cool, prone to acne|
|Lips are thin, dry, chap easily||Hair is fine, oily, may have balding or premature graying||Thick hair, shiny, lustrous|
|Brittle, ridged or cracked nails||Medium, penetrating, light sensitive eyes||Large, round eyes with thick eyelashes|
|Variable appetite, can get very hungry||Lips are soft, medium-size||Lips are large, smooth, full|
|Little strength, tires easily||Soft and flexible nails||Strong and thick nails|
|Very physically active||Medium strength||Strong, good endurance|
|Bowel movements irregular, hard, dry||Strong appetite, irritable if you miss a meal or can’t eat when you’re hungry||Less active, sometimes lethargic|
|Mind is active, restless||Enjoys physical activity, especially competitive||Bowel movements thick, oily, heavy, slow|
|Tendency toward fear or anxiety when under stress||Bowel movements easy and regular, soft, oily and loose||Mind is calm and slow|
|Recent memory is good, long-term memory is poor||Mind is focused and sharp||Tendency to avoid situations that are difficult|
|Light sleeper||Tend toward anger, frustration or irritability when under stress||Memory is slow but sustaining|
|Cold hands and feet, little perspiration||Excellent memory||Sound, heavy sleeper|
|Dreams are fearful, flying, movement||Usually sleep well||Dreams peaceful, romantic, water, ocean|
|Tendency towards constipation, anxiety, nervousness, poor sleep||Good circulation, perspire frequently||Tendency towards respiratory congestion, water retention, lymph congestion, cystic acne, tiredness|
|Dreams fiery, angry, violence, passionate|
|Tendency towards inflammation, high blood pressure, hypersensitive, aggression|