- Ayurveda Body Type-Vata Pitta Kapha Characteristics
- Body Types
- Dosha Meaning
- How Tridoshas spread in our system.
- Composition of Doshas According to Panchmahabhut (five components)
- What Is Dosha?
- Dosha Imbalance
- Prakruti Vikruti
- Dosha States
- Aim Of AyurvedicTreatment
- Vata Dosha Characteristics
- Kapha Dosha Charetristics
Ayurveda Body Type-Vata Pitta Kapha Characteristics
Ayurveda Body Type-Each of us has a unique personality and different characteristics of our body. Ayurveda, answers this factor by means of body type Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- Some people are thin whatever they eat
- On the other hand, some always complain to gain weight, in spite of diet control
- Some have more sleep requirements than others.
- Some people are always happy others, feel low without any reason.
- Some are overactive others feel quite lazy.
- Some feel hungry every two hours and others have not much food requirements.
As we have already discussed in
All that is present in the world, exists inside us. Our body includes the exact same five components ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth at different levels, which can be responsible for our Prakriti or body type.
These components create three dynamic energies called doshas likeVata, Pitta, and Kapha and due to these, we get our unique characteristics.
All these exist in every cell of the body together with the mind and soul.
Something that can be out of balance.
◆According to Ayurveda’s theory, the characteristics of Doshas keep on changing constantly keeping up the dynamic balance.
◆The Doshas are biological energies that are located throughout the body and brain.
◆They perform all of the physical and mental processes within us and provide every individual with a separate pattern for his or her physical and psychological wellness.
According to Ayurveda, Prakriti or body type for a particular person is inherent to him.
Our physique is determined during conception, according to the qualities of semen and ovum.
It can be compared with the genetic makeup of a person, in today’s concept.
How Tridoshas spread in our system.
The Tridoshas exist all around the body. But each Dosha has some particularly dominant place in us.
If we consider us physically into three components
Location of Vata Is from the belly button to the tip, urogenital system, hands feet, colon and mainly concentrated at the rectum.
The Location of pitta is in the center part, involving the chest and naval/belly button including in liver, spleen, gall bladder, stomach, duodenum, pancreas.
The Location of Kapha is in the top part of our body, from head to chest, including sinuses, nostrils, throat, and bronchi.
Based upon the blend of the five components in the action of these Doshas vary and is responsible for a different physique and personality.
Composition of Doshas According to Panchmahabhut (five components)
What Is Dosha?
●and the food that we consume the,
●some other modifications that affect our body and mind.
If the percentage of Dosha inside us is like that we born with, then we will be healthy and lively.
When there’s the difference between both of these sates, it indicates the state of imbalance, which contributes to several diseases within our body.
In Ayurveda, It’s called a Vikriti That’s reverse of Prakriti.
There are 3 main dosha states described, in Ayurvedic science
1. Decreased State
It is a state when a particular dosha is present in less amount than the normal.
2. Increased State
3. Balanced State
This is said to be the best state for health.
Aim Of AyurvedicTreatment
The main aim of Ayurvedic Treatment is to keep these three in a balanced state by treating decreased or increased state.
Vata Dosha Characteristics
It has the following qualities.
Vata Body Type
An Individual with Vata dosha has the Following character
●Slim body framework
●doesn’t gain weight easily.
●Dry, coarse, dark complexion cracked skin
●Hair dry and splitting
●typically rapid in performing any actions
●Has an inconstant or bad appetite.
●Physical functioning capacity significantly less,
● resistance to illness generally less.
●Prefers hot or warm climate and food.
●Sweats significantly less, and contains inconstant thirst. Irregular bowel habits.
●Has mild sleep with dreams
●Prone to stress,
•depression and contains inconsistent character.
Vata Dosha Predominating Age
It is described as 55 years and more.
Vata Predominating Season
It is Autumn and the beginning of Winter.
Vata Dosha Dominating Time
from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
In humans, Vata Dosha is represented by the transportation of air, blood, food, impulses, thoughts, and wastes.
It is mainly made up of water and fire components.
पितम सस्नेहम तीक्ष्ण उष्णम लघु विसरम
सरम द्रवम ।
- सस्नेहम-Slightly oil
- तीक्ष्ण-Piercing, penetrating deep tissues
- विसरम-Smelling not good
- सरम-Having mobility
Pitta Body Type
An Individual with Pitta dosha has following body characters as
●Moderate body framework.
●red complexion and warm to touch.
●Sensitive to heat.
●Intolerance to warm climate and food.
●They prefer cold climate and food.
●Excessive perspiration and frequently feel hungry.
●Hair is tender, susceptible to premature greying and hair thinning.
●wise and possess sharp memory.
●short tempered, courageous, jealous,
Pitta Dominating Time
It dominates from
10.00am to 2.00pm and 10.pm to 2.00am
Kapha Dosha Charetristics
Kapha Dosha is of earth and water elements.
स्निग्ध: शीतो गुरु मन्द: शलक्ष्नो मरीतसन स्थिर कफ:
- स्निग्ध oil
- शीतो cold
- गुरु heavy
- मन्द: slow
- शलक्ष्नो smooth
- मरीतसन slippery
- स्थिर stable
Kapha Body Type
An individual who has Kapha dosha has the features
●Enormous, broad framework,
●Tendency to gain weight.
●Thick skin, soft, smooth, fair complexion
●Has great stamina but lazy
●Moderate perspiration,low thirst.
●Hair thick, greasy, wavy and dark-coloured.
●Calm, cool, joyous, sweet nature.
Kafa Dominating Time
6.00am to 10.00am and 6.00pm to 10.00pm
These are a few of the features of each dosha.
By now you should have an idea about the sort of dosha that your frame fit to.
For more information, you can contact me, Because every person is not only vataj, or pitta or kafaj..there may be vata pitta, vata kapha or pitta vata or pitta kapha or kapha pitta or vata Pitta kapha.
Only an ayurvedic doctor can understand this complex Prakriti, by the knowledge and experience that one has.
Even then you can have a gross knowledge about your Prakriti by this explanation.
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are important for us to be healthy some manner or other, even then vata dosha is said to govern other two doshas being Chanchal in nature.
When the doshas are out of balance, they can create various health issues.
Imbalance of doshas may be brought on by stress, psychological trauma, in addition to poor diet and lifestyle options.
These disturbances trigger an increase in at least one of these doshas, ruining the pure state of inner stability of doshas represented by our own constitution.
In coming blogs, we will know many more things regarding all this.
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