Healing Through Ayurveda: Tips for Dosha Understanding and Self Care

Healing Through Ayurveda

Dr. Sonica Krishan’s articles on HealthyNewAge have consistently helped readers understand the benefits of following an Ayurvedic philosophy in their approach to health and wellness.

Dr. Krishan is an Ayurvedic consultant and physician based in Chandigarh, India. Attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Punjab University, she presently has a busy practice and promotes nature-friendly cures in the form of Ayurvedic medicine while using herbal-based treatments.

When she is not seeing patients or writing, Dr. Krishan travels to deliver lectures relating to health and Ayurveda. She has authored several books, including her most recent, Healing Through Ayurveda: Tips for Dosha Understanding and Self Care (Rupa & Co.).

Tips for Dosha Understanding

Family Preparing MealIn this apparent world we come across so many people with varied personalities.

People differ not only in looks and body structure, but also in mental temperament, attitude, tastes, reactions, abilities, and more. Yet we are all humans.

We can easily notice this rather strange fact: even in a single family, one family member is easily annoyed by slight stimulus and other individuals remain completely unbothered. For example, one is frequently anxious with delayed digestion, while the other complains of hunger pangs. One person is hard go-getter, while the other keeps the cool. One is a night person, while the other finds it highly intricate simply eyeing the morning sun. The list goes on and on.

Ayurveda Science

The ancient science of Ayurveda has long conceptualized the theory of our innate personality that marks our lifelong subsistence. Not only has this proficient knowledge helped us to categorize ourselves in relation to our innate foundation, but once we are clear on the subject, we can virtually understand ourselves better and eventually take better care of our entity, gaining life long physical and mental wellness. And this surely is the need of the times.

Three Dosha Personalities

Although most of us today seem to have mixed personalities, there still is a dominant element in all of us. And this basic element governs our totality and makes up our indispensable personality. This basic element, or dosha as proclaimed in our primordial text, subsists in three prime forms: vatta, or the air; pitta, or the fire; and kapha, or the phlegm.

Dr. Krishan's Healing Through AyurvedaSubsequently, the three distinct personalities I have named as TYPE – V, TYPE – P and TYPE – K personalities relate to these three elements of air, fire and phlegm.

Healing Through Ayurveda: Tips for Dosha Understanding and Self Care provides details on the three persona types relating to the entire human existence.

When the air is dominant, it is apt to make you erratic. Whereas the fire-type individuals would be naturally stimulated, supremacy of phlegm in the system reasons for physical and mental permanence.

This book on Ayurveda basics is a sure support to make the reader identify, understand, and take care of his natural wellness lifelong.


Dr. Sonica Krishan is Ayurveda and Natural Lifestyle Healer and Consultant based at Chandigarh, India. She has authored the natural home cure books Herbal HealersHome Remedies, and Healing Through Ayurveda. Dr. Sonica is presently writing for national and international publications. She may be contacted at drsonica@herboveda.co.in or visit http://www.herboveda.co.in/