Ayurveda & Doshas – What are you?

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Ayurveda – The nature’s gift, splits the fundamental of physical world into five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space. These five elements combine to form three basic energies (Doshas) in the biological form.

Based upon these Doshas medicines are been

They are:

  • Vata Dosha (Air + Space)
  • Pitta Dosha (Water + Fire)
  • Kapha Dosha (Water + Earth)

These Doshas provides the physical characteristic of a individual person & also regulates the physical functioning.

They help regulate physical functioning within our body, besides providing us with our individual physical characteristics. These Doshas also have the tendency to prone the sufferings of our health condition.

VATA DOSHA (Air + Space):

Vata Dosha associates with the total nervous system, sense organs and also coordinates the metabolism with endocrine gland.

The Physical characteristics of vita are:

  • Mostly thin & can’t gain weight easily.
  • Active & enthusiastic.
  • Dry skin.
  • Cold hands & feet.
  • Irregular sleeping habit – Difficulty falling asleep or having sound sleep.
  • Difficulty in memorizing things.
  • Bad decision makers.
  • Anxious or worrisome by nature.
  • Talkative, also talks quickly.
  • Very emotional.
  • Restless, but imaginative.
  • Irregular eating habits.

PITTA DOSHA (Water + Fire):

Pitta Doshas are responsible for the gastrointestinal system i.e., digestive enzymes and also for stimulating hormones

Kalpha - Vata - Pitta Doshas
The Physical characteristics of Pitta are:

  • Can’t tolerate hot weather.
  • Excessive sweat.
  • Can’t skip meal.
  • Early gray hair or balding.
  • Likes cold food items.
  • Feels hot easily.
  • Can’t tolerate spicy hot foods.
  • Stubborn.
  • Impatient.
  • Perfectionist
  • Hypertension

KAPHA DOSHA (Water + Earth):

Kapha Dosha are responsible for the musculoskeletal frame, combination of all joints, tissue building & wound healing.

The Physical characteristics of Kapha are:

  • Gains weight easily & loosing weight is difficult.
  • Can skip meals easily.
  • Deep sleep.
  • Thick, oily, dark or wavy hair.
  • Smooth & soft skin with pale complexion.
  • Large body frame with a heavy bone structure.
  • Slow digestion.
  • Feels full after eating.
  • Steady energy level.
  • Strong stamina.
  • Is sensitive to cool and damp weather.
  • Calm by nature.
  • Slow learns.
  • Good memory.
  • Works slow and consistent.
  • Does not like responsibility.

A balance of all these Doshas is required for a healthier well being. When a Vata Dosha person is well balanced, then he’ll be very creative, elastic & won’t have any physical problem. For a well Balanced Pitta Person, he won’t be affected by heat related problems like acne, skin rashes, toxic blood, ulcers, diarrhea, liver, gallbladder, kidney, spleen or heart troubles. Similarly a balanced kapha person will be free from congestion, overweight, oedema, heart or kidney problems.

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