I wanted to write this post, because the other night, I had a dream in sepia tone. What’s crazier is that I was going to meet Orson Wells in the dream, you know the old-time radio drama writer and actor.
Diagnosing your Dreams with Ayurveda
Vata’s dream in bright vivid color. There is usually a lot of movement and things morfing into other things. Flying dreams and stress dreams are often associated with Vata as well.
Pitta’s are the ones who get to dream in Black and White. When I heard this I didn’t believe it, I hadn’t even considered someone not dreaming in color, but it’s true. A woman I worked at a coffee shop with, said her dreams were usually in black and white, and she had blond hair, blue eyes and rosy red cheeks and angular face, definitely a Pitta. Pitta dreams may also contain blood or feeling warm, like a desert ext.
Kapha’s tend to have slower dreams that may look like movie stills. Dreams of being stuck, can also be associated with Kapha.
Ayurveda says that dreams that happen before 2am are your body breaking down things that have happened throughout the day, and that dreams after 2am are the ones that have a better chance of being prophetic.
Dreams would be considered a part of the diagnosis for your Vikruti or imbalance. As a practitioner, we do not look at just one thing in a person’s life we look at many things going on and their interactions to determine a Dosha. But keeping track of your dreams and if they change in appearance could give you an upper hand on if your Vikruti (Doshic imbalance) has changed.