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Vata Pitta Kapha: Understanding the Basic in Detail

As per the Ayurvedic theories, the health of an individual is greatly influenced by the lifestyle and environment. Ayurveda is therefore based on its basic principles of panchmahabhutas and tridosha that greatly rely on correction of lifestyle and environmental factors. To understand the deep meaning of tridosha and Ayurveda we need to understand the basic principles of Ayurveda.

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What is Dosha?

Ayurveda believes that all living and non-living things in the universe are made of five basic elements Prithvi (Earth), Jala (Water), Teja (Fire), Vayu (Air) and Aakash (Ether). Even the human body is made up of these elements, which are collectively known as the panchamahabhutas. Various combinations of two of the elements further create the tridosha, which is another important basic principle the Ayurvedic system is based upon.

What is Tridosha?

The tridosha are the energy principles that govern every physiological and spiritual functions in the human body. Any imbalance in the triDoshas is thought to be the major contributing factor for diseases. The balance of tridosha in every human is unique and forms the individual prakriti.

What are the Types of Dosha?

Ayurveda recognizes three main dosha namely vata, pitta and kapha which are the combination of two of the elements from panchmahabhutas.

Vata Dosha: Vata in sanskrti means “wind”. As the name suggests Vata Dosha is about controlling the flow or the movement in the body. Vata is the most important dosha as it controls other two dosha. Any imbalance in Vata Dosha can cause imbalance to the other two doahs and lead to a condition called tridosha imbalance, which is very difficult to overcome. Vata dosha is responsible for spiritual as well as physiological functions in the body. This means movement of thoughts, energy, blood and other fluids in the body is controlled by Vata Dosha.

Pitta Dosha: Pitta dosha is formed by combination of two elements fire and water. All the physiological processes with respect to energy production, metabolism and heat are controlled by Pitta Dosha. All the processes related to digestion of food, production and consumption of energy are governed by Pitta Dosha.

Kapha Dosha: Kapha dosha is a combination of earth and water. And, just like the earth, the role of Kapha Dosha is to give stability to body and mind. Kapha dosha also maintains the water content in the body. Mentally, the Kapha Dosha is responsible for regulating emotions.

What is Dosha?

Ayurveda believes that all living and non-living things in the universe are made of five basic elements Prithvi (Earth), Jala (Water), Teja (Fire), Vayu (Air) and Aakash (Ether). Even the human body is made up of these elements, which are collectively known as the panchamahabhutas. Various combinations of two of the elements further create the tridosha, which is another important basic principle the Ayurvedic system is based upon.

What is Tridosha?

The tridosha are the energy principles that govern every physiological and spiritual functions in the human body. Any imbalance in the triDoshas is thought to be the major contributing factor for diseases. The balance of tridosha in every human is unique and forms the individual prakriti.

What are the Types of Dosha?

Ayurveda recognizes three main dosha namely vata, pitta and kapha which are the combination of two of the elements from panchmahabhutas.

Vata Dosha: Vata in sanskrti means “wind”. As the name suggests Vata Dosha is about controlling the flow or the movement in the body. Vata is the most important dosha as it controls other two dosha. Any imbalance in Vata Dosha can cause imbalance to the other two doahs and lead to a condition called tridosha imbalance, which is very difficult to overcome. Vata dosha is responsible for spiritual as well as physiological functions in the body. This means movement of thoughts, energy, blood and other fluids in the body is controlled by Vata Dosha.

Pitta Dosha: Pitta dosha is formed by combination of two elements fire and water. All the physiological processes with respect to energy production, metabolism and heat are controlled by Pitta Dosha. All the processes related to digestion of food, production and consumption of energy are governed by Pitta Dosha.

Kapha Dosha: Kapha dosha is a combination of earth and water. And, just like the earth, the role of Kapha Dosha is to give stability to body and mind. Kapha dosha also maintains the water content in the body. Mentally, the Kapha Dosha is responsible for regulating emotions.

Find your body type with Prakriti Analysis

Prakriti is unique to every individual just like your fingerprints. It is determined during the process of fertilisation and remains constant for your lifetime. Prakriti analysis is Ayurveda’s unique way of determining a body type for an individual. Prakriti analysis is done using a questionnaire that includes several questions related to your lifestyle, physical traits, physiological functioning such as digestion, excretion, moods, nature, etc.

An expert Ayurvedic doctor can accurately interpret the answers given to question and determine your body type.

Different body types based Prakriti include the following:

  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
  • Vata-Pitta
  • Pitta-Vata
  • Pitta-Kapha
  • Kapha-Pitta
  • Kapha-Vata
  • Vata-Kapha
  • Vata-Pitta- Kapha

How can you find your dosha?

To find your dosha you need to undergo a proper prakriti analysis and answer all the questions given to you. Our doctors will screen your lifestyle and help you to find your dosha accurately.

Know your Prakriti and body type!

Find your body type with Prakriti Analysis

Prakriti is unique to every individual just like your fingerprints. It is determined during the process of fertilization and remains constant for your lifetime. Prakriti analysis is Ayurveda’s unique way of determining a body type for an individual. Prakriti analysis is done using a questionnaire that includes several questions related to your lifestyle, physical traits, physiological functioning such as digestion, excretion, moods, nature, etc.

An expert Ayurvedic doctor can accurately interpret the answers given to question and determine your body type.

Different body types based prakriti include the following:

  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
  • Vata-Pitta
  • Pitta-Vata
  • Pitta-Kapha
  • Kapha-Pitta
  • Kapha-Vata
  • Vata-Kapha
  • Vata-Pitta- Kapha

How can you find your Dosha?

To find your dosha you need to undergo a proper prakriti analysis and answer all the questions given to you. Our doctors will screen your lifestyle and help you to find your dosha accurately.

Know your Prakriti and body type!

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