Tuesday, July 19, 2011
My Dosha is on FIRE!
That picture of Daisy is pretty much what I feel like in this heat we've been having. I am definitely dreaming of winter at this point.
On Sunday, I leave for Kripalu for a week of study and there is no air conditioning in that giant, brick, sitting on a hill in full sun monastery. Sigh.
I may have to sop myself up and put myself in a bucket to come home.
My pitta dosha is not happy.
When I say that, do you know what I mean? In Ayurvedic medicine (the traditional medicine system of India), there are three primary types. Do you know yours? Go here for a good quiz and lots of information.
It can be interesting.
Of course, this system was developed in India -- talk about HEAT -- and it was developed with the Indian body in mind, so take the advice with a grain of salt...keep in mind that if you are of European descent, you most likely have some different needs.
And if you are suffering from the heat, be smart and observe the cats; they totally know how to handle it.
What I would love to hear from you:
Do you know your dosha?
Did you find out anything interesting by taking the quiz?
Is this stuff accurate for you?
Do you have healing systems from other parts of the world that you find particularly helpful?