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 kafa.
◆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 to our Prakriti or body type.
These components create three dynamic energies called doshas as Vata Pitta and kafa and due to these, we get our unique characteristics.
All these exist in every cell of the body together with mind and soul.
Which are the 3 Doshas
Something that can be out of balance.
◆According to Ayurveda theory, the characteristics of Doshas keep on changing constantly keeping up the dynamic balance.
◆The Doshas are biological energies which 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 type of a particular person is inherent to him.
Our physique is determined during conception, according to 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.
Location of pitta is in the centre part, involving chest and naval/belly button including in liver, spleen, gall bladder, stomach, duodenum, pancreas.
Location of kafa 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.
The composition of doshas according to five components
Kafa कफ Earth+Water
The Doshas are lively energies which continuously change in response to our
●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 with 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 as a Vikriti That’s reverse of Prakriti.
There are 3 main dosha states described, in Ayurveda science
It is a state when a particular dosha is present in less amount than the normal.
This is said to be the best state for health.
The main aim of Ayurveda therapy is to keep these three in a balanced state by treating decreased or increased state.
Characteristics of Vata Dosha
It has the following qualities.
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 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.
Vaat predominating age is described as 55years and more.
Vaat predominating season is Autumn and beginning of Winter.
from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
and mind after lunch is most active.
In the humans, Vata is represented by transportation of air, blood, food, impulses, thoughts and wastes.
Characteristics of Pitta dosha
It is mainly made up of water and fire components.
पितम सस्नेहम तीक्ष्ण उष्णम लघु विसरम
सरम द्रवम ।
तीक्ष्ण piercing, penetrating deep tissues
An Individual with Pitta dosha has
the next 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 dominates from 10.00am to 2.00pm and
10.pm to 2.00am
Kapha is of earth and water elements.
स्निग्ध: शीतो गुरु मन्द: शलक्ष्नो मरीतसन स्थिर कफ:
An individual who has Kapha dosha has the features
●Enormous, broad framework,
●the tendency to gain weight.
●Thick skin, soft, smooth, fair complexion
●Has great stamina but lazy
●Hair thick, greasy, wavy and dark-coloured.
●Calm, cool, joyous, sweet nature.
Kafa dominates from 6.00am to 10.00am and
6.00pm to 10.00pm
These are a few of the features of each dosha.
For more information, you can contact me, Because every person is not only vataj, or pitta or kafaj..there may be vast pitta, vast kafaj or pittj vataj or pitta kafaj or kafa pitta or vata Pitt kafaj.
Only an ayurvedic doctor can understand this complex, 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.
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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