Kelly Reed, LCSW, RYT, ALC

Although people are combinations of the elements and Doshas, one Dosha tends to dominate our body and/or mind.  Vata is governed by air and ether.  You may be a Vata type if you are slender, prone to dry skin, anxiety, constipation, gas and bloating.  Pitta is governed by fire and water.  You may be a Pitta type if you are medium build, prone to irritability, acid reflux, diarrhea, and acne.  Kapha is governed by water and earth.  You may be a Kapha type if you have a large frame and are prone to weight gain, depression, attachment, and inaction.taet.

Have you heard of Ayurveda?  If you already practice Yoga you may have been introduced to its concepts or taken a "What my Dosha quiz".  As fun as those quizzes can be, Ayurveda healing is much more than that.


Ayurveda is an ancient healing practice that is based on the five elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth and the three Doshas comprised of those elements, Vata (air & ether), Pitta (fire & water), and Kapha (water & earth).  It is from these five elements and three Doshas that all is created.  Each of us has a unique combination of these five elements called Prakriti.  The basis of disease is when our Doshas are out of balance with our unique constitution.  This imbalance is called our Vikriti.  The path to healing is bringing our Vikriti back into sync with our Prakriti.


Ayurveda Counseling utilizes many healing modalities to brings ones Doshas back into balance.  These include lifestyle, self-care, herbal remedies, diet, yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, and talk therapy.

Ayurveda: The Science of Life

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