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Best Gemstones for Your Type

Best Gemstones for Your Type

According to the ancient Hindu system of Ayurveda, we each belong to a particular type, or dosha: fiery Pitta, airy Vata, or earthy Kapha. Our dosha gives us information about how to stay in balance, from the best colors to wear to the right foods to eat and more.

Gemstones have a venerable tradition as healing and spirit-nurturing presences. Once you know your dosha, you can find out which gemstone to wear or carry in order to promote your most vital health and balance. (You can also find out your friendsí types: useful information when you go birthday shopping!)

First, take the fun quiz to learn your dosha, then find out the gemstones that resonate for you. Itís all here:

First, take the Dosha Quiz to see which type you are.

Ruby or garnet
Yellow sapphire or topaz
Emerald or aquamarine

Lapis lazuli
Emerald or aquamarine
Red coral

Ruby or garnet
Catís eye
Blue sapphire

Read more: Spirit, Guidance, Holistic Beauty, Self-Help

Adapted from Whatís Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe and Company, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Lisa Marie Coffey. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Whatís Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe and Company, 2004).

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5:57AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thank you.

10:16PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Very interesting!! Thanks

8:59PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013


3:28AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

I'm a Gem....

4:47PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013


6:20AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:22AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012


7:27AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

food for thought

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2:19AM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

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