How Vatas, Pittas and Kaphas Isolate and Slow Their Evolution

How Vatas, Pittas and Kaphas Isolate and Slow Their Evolution

How Vatas, Pittas and Kaphas Isolate and Slow Their Evolution

In this Changemaker Challenge episode, Cate and Grace discuss the ways the doshas affect our self-limiting behaviors and how we can use our natural tendencies as assets.

Vatas are very sensitive and naturally self-isolate in their own insecurity. They get excited about things but often change direction. Coaches and course members need to let vatas know that they are valued members of the group. Coaches also need to teach vatas how to recognize when they start to withdraw and self-isolate so that they can pivot and lean in to the group.

Pittas are fiery. They’re mentally sharp but can be critical and irritable know-it-alls. They struggle with “beginner’s mind.” Because they’re so in their heads, they can lose connection with their hearts and with the group. If coaches can help pittas can come to terms with the fact that while they might know a lot about something, they probably don’t know a lot about everything, they can start to pivot and lean into the group.

Kaphas are stable and compassionate. They’re loyal, bonded, and loving, but can be stuck in their comfort zone. They resist change and can be complacent. But if kaphas can spark their desire and get themselves into a group that is going in the direction of what they want to experience next, it becomes easy for them.

We all have one of these tendencies. No one is exempt. Get to know what your tendency is; flip it, and it becomes an asset.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How we disqualify ourselves from evolutionary groups.
  • How we can use ayurveda to understand the ways we self limit.
  • How knowing your dosha can help you turn tendencies into gifts.

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:00 – As an enrollment coach, Grace notices the different ways that the doshas exhibit self-limiting behaviors. She can make a pretty good guess just based on one’s tone of voice or rate of speech.
  • 2:00 – Vatas are very sensitive and naturally self-isolate in their own insecurity. They get excited about things but often change direction. Coaches and course members need to let vatas know that they are valued members of the group. Coaches also need to teach vatas how to recognize when they start to withdraw and self-isolate so that they can pivot and lean in to the group.
  • 10:00 – A new question Grace has been asking to gain information about how members would NOT feel supported is to ask, “What would piss you off?”
  • 12:40 – Pittas are fiery. They’re mentally sharp but can be critical and irritable know-it-alls. They struggle with “beginner’s mind.” Because they’re so in their heads, they can lose connection with their hearts and with the group. If coaches can help pittas can come to terms with the fact that while they might know a lot about something, they probably don’t know a lot about everything, they can start to pivot and lean into the group.
  • 23:30 – Kaphas are stable and compassionate. They’re loyal, bonded, and loving, but can be stuck in their comfort zone. They resist change and can be complacent. But if kaphas can spark their desire and get themselves into a group that is going in the direction of what they want to experience next, it becomes easy for them.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “We really have to self identify first and figure out how is this showing up for us . . . if we don’t want to remain isolated and stuck and constantly subjecting ourselves to our own BS.” — Grace Edison
  • “Some of these things, they really become your greatest gifts. So if you get yourself, . . . if you put yourself with the right group of people that’s going in the direction of what you want to experience next, it’s easy for you.” — Cate Stillman
  • “All you need to do is get yourself in the right group of people.” — Cate Stillman
  • “We all have one of these tendencies. No one is exempt. . . . Get to know what your tendency is; flip it, and it becomes an asset.” — Cate Stillman

 

Guest BIO:

Grace Edison lives in British Columbia, Canada. She’s a mom of twin 8 year olds, a Yoga teacher, studio owner, and Yoga Health Coach — and she also works for Cate Stillman in Admissions at Yogahealer! More than anything, she loves to make people laugh and has a not-so-secret dream of doing stand-up comedy. Grace has a strong passion for empowering others to take their health and wellness into their own hands. She loves building authentic relationships, making people laugh, and creating supportive communities. After a long-standing relationship with severe depression, Grace has found deep relief through the habits of Ayurveda — and much credit is due to Cate and her Body Thrive program. After taking Body Thrive several times and jumping into Yoga Health Coaching, Grace came aboard the Yogahealer team.

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Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

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