We all have different learning methods. Some learn visually, others through the auditory channel, and still others by reading. One way to engrain Ayurveda in our thinking patterns is associate Ayurvedic types with common characters that we see on t.v. The three types are: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
We have Archie Bunker of “All in The Family”, who sits in the same chair all the time. He hates to get up or be disturbed when he’s reading the paper. He’s had the same friends for years and has very fixed views on the world. Archie is very much a Kapha.
Another popular Kapha personality is Cliff Huxtable of “The Cosby Show”. He is the warm-hearted doctor who loves his family, as well as his desserts. Cliff, like Archie, is a little on the heavy side.
Archie’s wife, Edith, whom he calls “Dingbat”, is a Vata type. She is always harried, somewhat spacey, and feels she always has to be doing something.
Woody from “Cheers” was also a Vata type. He is somewhat of an air-head and forgetful.The “Coach” on “Cheers” was even more Vata than Woody.
Mrs. Huxtalbe is a Pitta personality. She portrays a smart, successful lawyer who always has a witty comeback. She is well organized and maintains her professional and family life as well as an extended social network.
Who would you select to embody each of these types?