Nurturing your personal rhythms

These balancing principles taken from the book of Maya Tiwari. I hope you know your dosha by now. If you don’t – google for a test 🙂 

For Vata Type -> IMPORTANT: Stability!

  • maintain a steady routine around eating and sleeping habits
  • choose only the activities that create ease and allow yourself adequate time to complete them
  • take ample rest
  • eat fresh, warm, moist foods
  • avoid bitter, cold, fermented, stale and raw foods
  • make an effort to emberace warmth, love, and healthy rituals/routines

For Pitta Type -> IMPORTANT: Moderation!

  • rise with the sun and go to bed by 10pm
  • plan activities ahead to avoid time pressure
  • ease yourself out of all stressful activities and maintain only those projects that create ease
  • eat wholesome, moderately cool or warm, substantial and calming foods
  • avoid spicy, hot, oily, salty, fermented, and stale foods, as well as the use of stimulants
  • shield yourself against hot, humid, and stressful environments
  • make an attempt to embrace serenity and calmness

For Kapha Type -> IMPORTANT: Stimulation!

  • engage in stimulating physical exercise every day
  • open yourself to new and invigorating experiences
  • rise with the sun every day
  • eat light, warm, pungent, and stimulating food
  • avoid cold, oily, rich, and excessively sour or salty foods
  • unburden yourself of all old loads and lighten your heart

And do not forget to meditate as well 🙂

Meditation is a method-less act – an act of contemplation – an act of being.
And this contemplation or this being is not a buddhist thing, a hindu thing or a jewish thing – it is simply a human thing. No pranayama, vipassana or kabala has any kind of exclusive authority over meditation whatsoever. All these ways are merely the means of the novice to begin the journey. But the means is not the real act itself. Seeing the method of meditation as meditation itself, is like confusing the menu for the meal.

The real journey takes place when there is no means whatsoever – when the self does not need to make efforts to be the self – that’s real meditation – the meditation where you simply are who you are and do not seek methods to attain a superficial state of mind. Abhijit Naskar

Tomorrow – only reblogs, because I’ll work with the editing. Thursday – Book Review 


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  1. wow, that was a substantial amount of perfect and good information, article! awesome! theres just one thing, about the fermented foods, sometimes I put a little sauerkraut for a little extra, I love it, or dont get me going about the hot sauce, or even sometimes, I may have a glass of wine. its gonna mess with my; Vata. Pitta, Kapha, -type, flow ~
    truly, “Meditation” the “method-less act”, how much clearer does it get?
    Thank You; raynotbradbury!

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    • No it’s fine with sauerkraut:) I love it as well. I think all should be in moderation:) just do not overeat fermented foods.
      Wine (I think time to time is ok), I can take a glass or two only when traveling tho.
      Meditation shouldn’t be “scary” or “difficult”. It’s just being quiet in a moment 😉


  2. I didn’t know this. I got curious and did the test online… but there’re questions where I just didn’t find the right answer for me 😁


  3. Soooo, I had to come back and let you know that this post inspired me to find out what my dosha is. In case you care, it’s a mix of pitta and kapha, with pitta being dominant. Interesting to know and it’s funny but after a life of trial and error, I’d actually realized these things about myself. Now, I understand why.

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    • Ok, I’m glad to hear that. Just check – how many % for pitta and how many % for kapha. But in any case you should always balance/pacify pitta first (if % is bigger there).
      And you can eat the foods and use the routines for both doshas 🙂 There’re lots of useful info on inet and pinterest as well 🙂

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  4. I had to go & do a new assessment because I couldn’t remember my dosha. I really enjoyed rediscovering this and having another way to assess how I can achieve more balance. I’m actually a combined vata- pitta. Thanks for the useful & self-reflecting information!!☯️✌️🌻~Anne

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    • Awesome! Yes Ayurvedic food/& exercises r very helpful if u know ur dosha 👍✌️ I’m kinda Vata – pitta too, but we have to pacify first-> strongest dosha. Only if the difference isn’t too big (1-2% in tests) – then u can use any info to pacify 2 doshas 🙂

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    • Circadian rhythm is great 🙂 I follow morning-night (early go to sleep-wake up early) routines. But it’s the same for any Ayurvedic routine as well 🙂 -> follow the nature 🌪❄️☀️
      And u can’t just pick what u like (ok, u can…but will it do any good for u or no – I don’t know) from each type. Food (tastes) r very different for each type of the body. The point to balance your dosha 🙂 to balance – you have to pacify ur dosha only & nothing else 🙂 for example I’m Vata – dosha – I’m eating (at least 80%) foods which balancing my dosha = make me feel good + healthy.
      But of coz we always have to follow the heart! It will say what is right :))
      & thx 😃👋💓🍫

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