Sunday, January 07, 2007

Humours in Ayurveda

I don't usually give this kind of stuff much attention...but this one was worth a read. I'd love to know what your "Dosha" is :)

SJ might have more insight to this than I do...I hope he'll share it with us if he does :)

Your Dosha is Pitta

You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.
You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.
Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.
But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.

With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you

In love: You are picky but passionate

To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.

From Wikepedia- about Pitta
Pitta is said to be composed of fire; it governs, "all heat, metabolism and transformation in the mind and body. It controls how we digest food (what- without fiber???) , how we metabolize our sensory perceptions, and how we discriminate between right and wrong."

Pitta must be kept in balance, too. Too much Pitta can lead to anger, criticism, acidity, ulcers, rashes and thinning hair. A balanced Pitta mind makes one a good leader with a warm personality. (Being critical is my greatest flaw- Well, that- AND having a thing for Marines :)

Pitta types are generally average physically (Yes...that would be me!).

Their skin inclines towards redness and sensitivity, sunburns easily (I cook like a lobster!) . They tend to have fine, soft, red or fair hair (though Pittas have been known to have darker hair, like golden brown.) Eyes tend to be blue, grey, hazel or amber. Their moods change slowly and they are busy people, usually achieving much in their lives. They are more intellectual (???) and speech is clear, sharp, and precise. They are fiery, angry, judgemental, ambitious and chivalrous.

The Pitta doshas' corresponding color are cool, calming colors such as blue, green, or purple. Pitta doshas' predominant sense is sight.

Ok- your turn..but .only if you want to-

I hope you do ;)


/t. said...

Your Dosha is Vata

Creative and restless, you take in all of life's pleasures (maybe a little too much!).
You're quick witted and very talkative, but you also tend to have a spotty memory.
You tend to get very into ideas, people, and lifestyles... but only for a short time.
It's difficult to hold your attention, and you sometimes feel with what life has to offer.

With friends: You are very uncomfortable in new situations or with new people

In love: You fall in and out of love very easily

To achieve more balance: Live in a warm climate and spend some quiet time in nature


kate said...

Mine was the same as yours... interesting because I am not fair... hair or eyes... dont burn skin wise... and dont like cool colors. The rest was pretty well on target though!


The Phosgene Kid said...


Calm and grounded, you are not prone to mood swings or anger.
However, once you do get angry, it takes a lot to cool you down.
You tend to think a little slower than most people, but your logic is astounding.
Overall, you very loyal and trustworthy. You're not scared of being who you really are.

With friends: You enjoy their company, but often listen more than talk

In love: You crave connection and affection. It's hard for you to be single.

To achieve more balance: Exercise vigorously (especially in the sun) and let go of attachments.

It told me I'm slow - what the hell!!!!

SJ said...

I am pitta too. I really don't have anything to add to what Wikipedia does.

Scary Monster said...

Me Dosha is Wassamata

Obsessive and feckless, you take in all of life's pleasures through osmosis You're inquisitive and very talkative, but you also tend to have spotty grammar.
You tend to get into discos, movies, and trouble... but only for a short time.
It's difficult to hold your tongue, and you sometimes feel unsure with what life has to offer.

With friends: You are very uncomfortable with any new monsters on the block and tend to be very aggresive towards them

In love: You constantly struggle to understand the concept

To achieve more balance: Live in Hugh Hefners mansion, spend some quiet time in reflection and stop knocking things down

schaumi said...

mine is pitta..

i have to say this is the first personality test where i say.....

ThursdayNext said...

I, too, am Pitta!
Sigh...I knew we were "sisters"

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

i was pitta too. of course! what was the advice? be less "judgemental?" yeah. whatever homey. i think it was the round face that did me in....i mean they didnt offer the choice of "block" for head shape and so...

i tell ya what tho. you can't beat ayurvedic massage.


Mayden's Voyage said...

/t- Live in a warm climate???
Oh dear~ you might need to come south for the winter :)

Kate- you have blonde hair! :)
What's kind of funny about this is that it's Indian- and I've never seen one with blonde hair- not naturally anyway :)

TPK- For some reason- I just don't see you as slow :)

SJ- Thanks :) I enjoyed this~

SM- I like that you get into disco's, movies, and trouble. I think we would have been a dangerous pair in high school :)

Schaumi- :)

Amy- yes...sisters :) Kindred souls...absolutely~

K9- I suppose that one of the aspects of your job is having a critical eye and judging your own work as well as others~
An ayurvedic massage??? Never had one...but I'd try it (as long as no one walks on me! :)

puerileuwaite said...

I saw a dosha bag hanging from the shower nozzle once. I don't think I want one of my own. Unless I wind up in prison someday.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

give this girl an ambassadorship! oh mayden you are the best friend a dog could have. way to splain it grrrrrrrrl!

/wag *wide rottie smile*

Mayden's Voyage said...

Pug...A Purile comment? How clever of you!

Beloved pooch~

You can't be cast in a negative light...
Every flaw is beyond my sight-
Every blemish fades from view,
Never has a dog been more perfect than you!

lol- hugs :) A Rebel Belle sends her best :)

the pink reefer said...

oh pulleeese ... can i gag now. oh - i was just kidding.

anyway ... Vata

"People with more Vata in their constitutions tend to be thin, with a slender frame and prominent joints, delicate skin that is naturally dry, and dry voluminous hair. They are quick and lively in thought, speech and action, and make friends easily. There is an element of airiness to their step, a quality of lightness in their laughter. Change is usually their second name. They are light sleepers and gravitate towards warm environments. Creativity and enthusiasm are hallmarks of balanced Vata."

this is pretty much on the mark. yes - me of the 'voluminous hair!'
and ... apparently i need to balance my Vata.

balance ... that would, indeed, be nice.


Libby said...

mayden me=vata...
it somewhat fits, although i'm NEVER uncomfortable with anyone....but i am VERY restless!!

boneman said...

At first I thought it would be Sosha.
You know, like a Skosha Dosha?
not a lot...just a skosha.

turned out t'be
Kapha Dosha.
(almost sounds like:
bond. james bond)

The Phosgene Kid said...

I should have you talk to my wife!!

JL4 said...

AGAIN with the fiber references?

JL4 said...

You really should consider re-naming this blog:





JuJu Martini said...

My Dosha is the same as yours, easy enough!

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