Amanda Ree is the founder of Sama Dog, a Canine Wellbeing Practitioner and speaker. As a master educator of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga with Dr. Deepak Chopra since 2006, Amanda has taught people from around the world how to live healthier, more natural, spiritual lives. Now, the healing wisdom includes our dog friends too! Ayurveda is such a fascinating and honestly practical way to understand our animals and look for imbalances within them. In this episode, you’ll learn about the three different doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha and how these doshas can translate to how we care for, feed and live with our dogs.
Here’s a sneak peek of the doshas from Sama Dog’s website:
Vata Body/Mind Type has the qualities of dry, light and mobile. When in balance, dogs are energetic, active and especially social. When out of balance, this can manifest as weight loss, arthritis and lacking appetite. Behaviorally, an excess of Vata can present itself as anxiety, fear or hyperactivity. If your pup is shy, insecure or anxious, his Vata might be imbalanced.Pitta Body/Mind Type is marked by being hot, sharp and moist. When Pitta is in balance, dogs are focused, attentive and purposeful. When out of balance, excess Pitta can create digestive disorders, rashes and other skin problems. Mental evidence of Pitta imbalance will show as aggression, intense behavior, jealousy or over-reactivity.Kapha Body/Mind Type is represented as heavy, stable and consistent. When in balance, Kapha is reliable, strong and has great stamina. But when too much Kapha is accumulated, stagnation, lethargy or possessive behavior can show up. In the mind, it might be expressed as withdrawal, laziness, and difficulty accepting change. A four-legged friend with bad breath or some body odor may also be Kapha imbalanced.
Amanda also shares her journey into Ayurveda and founding Sama Dog along with her own dog’s transformation using Ayurveda.