|How to Choose Music For Immediate Stress Relief|
Music is the best remedy to harmonize internal disturbances of a body. However, same category of de-stressing music cannot be applied universally. According to Ayurvedic principle, music must be chosen based on body composition (Prakruti).
Every human is composed from the five elements (ether /space, air, fire, water, earth). The five elements come together in each creature in a different composition .Thus, each person is slightly different from every other person in their mixture of elements, and in the way they balance themselves. These differences (Doshas) need to be honored and worked with. What music helps one person will not necessarily help another; each is unique.So it is very essential to known one’s innate constitution or Prakruti. The five elements come together to create three basic constitutional types: Vata (predominant ether and air elements), Kapha (predominant earth and water elements), Pitta (predominant fire and water elements). Only qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner can accurately determine one’s Prakruti.
General Characteristics of Vata
§ Creative, Soft-hearted , Romantic
§ Alert, Resourceful.
§ Enjoy being on the move.
§ Prone to Anxiety
Vatas must listen to Wind Instrument (e.g Flute, Sanai )
General Characteristics of Kappa
§ Strong, Calm, Soft-spoken
§ Tolerant , Forgiving
§ Wise, Relaxed
§ Down-to-earth, Well-grounded
§ Ability to accept changes
§ Tendency to worry , Possessiveness , Jealousy
Kappas must listen to String Musical Instrument (e.g Sarad, Sitar)
General Characteristics of Pitta
§ Aggressive, Iron-willed, Determined, Courageous
§ Passionate, Rational, Focused, Enthusiastic ,Ambitious
§ Works well under pressure
§ Earn fast, spend faster
§ Out of balance, loses temper. Can scream, over criticize or become over judgmental.
Pittas must listen to Drum Musical Instrument (e.g Tabla especially in the early morning hours)