The 3 Doshas

Vata

Vata

Composed of the air and ether elements, vata is dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, fast, and clear. As such, Vata regulates the principle of movement. Any involuntary bodily motion like swallowing, nerve impulses, breathing, muscle movements, bowel movements, urination, menstruation. When Vata is out of balance, any number of these movements may be affected.
Pitta

Pitta

Pitta brings forth the elements of fire and water. It is sharp, penetrating, hot, light, liquid, mobile, and slightly oily. The Pitta Dosha governs the circulatory system mainly the enzymes and hormones, digestion, pigmentation, hunger, thrist, sight, courage. Your digestion status is one of the ebst ways to monitor your Pitta.
Kapha

Kapha

Composed of the elements earth and water. It is heavy, cold, dull, oily, smooth, dense, liquid, stable, hard. Kapha rules overall mucous surfaces, the solidity of the body, sexual power, strength, patience, joint connections. When imbalanced you could see weight gain and depression.

Each Dosha has three states.

  • State of Equilibrium, this is when everything is balanced and healthy.
  • State of Aggravation, this is when one or more of your Doshas is high. For example too much Pitta would cause rashes
  • State of Diminution, this is when one or more of your Doshas is low. For example too little Kapha could cause weakness

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