The human body is made up of trio doshas – which are:
To find out your dosha you can visit an ayvadic specialist. Or go on line and fill out a questionnaire answering questions such as the type of food you eat, exercise, sleep pattern, moods, body shape. Usually there have a set of answers to the question, then you chose which one relates to you. By knowing your dosha type you have a better understanding of what kind of foods aggravate you , equally what nourishes you and suits you and your digestive system. Also it will indicate the type of person you are, weather you need hot or cold climates, relating to your skin , hair, rashes and how your mood reacts to hot or cold weather. Its really interesting and makes so much sense.
In yoga we recommend six purification processes to get the balance in the doshas – these are called shat Kyra’s.
Being a big fan of cleansing the body for many years – i can not explain how great you feel – the cleanliness, brightness of the skin, glow in the face, whiter than white in the eyes. It truly is amazing. You don’t have to cleanse everyday. There are different methods of cleansing which you can experiment to see what suits you best and understanding if its practical in your lifestyle on a regular basis. Believe me once you have a routine of cleansing you wont ever live without it.
Some techniques are extreme and will need guidance from a professional, as these are not to be taken lightly or without the right knowledge.