THE THREE DOSHAS

The 3 Ayurvedic doshas are a combination of the 5 basic natural elements, which are present everywhere and also in our physical body. 

 

There is space which is everywhere in the body. The most important element.  Air is mainly in our lungs. Fire in our digestive organs. Water in our sweat, saliva, blood, urine etc. Earth in our bones, teeth, nails etc. 

 

We all have the 3 doshas in our body but in different amounts. Hence why no diet, lifestyle, massage, yoga or herbs suit all! We need to understand what is our body constitution to be able to adjust our life according to who we are, not what we think we are or what the magazines are telling us. 

The 5 elements, space, air, fire, water, earth, are present in nature and Ayurveda believes that out of these 5 elements came out the 3 doshas or life forces, which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. 

Signs of Dosha imbalances:

In general, when Vata, which is a combination of Space + Air element, is out of balance we have signs such as:

  • Cold hands and feet

  • Dry skin

  • Constipation

  • Slow appetite

  • Stress, anxiety, depression

When Pitta element (Fire + Water) is out of balance, we can notice:

  • Inflammation (acne, eczema, red skin)

  • Ulcers, IBS, acid reflux

  • Diarrhea

  • Quick digestion

  • Strong appetite

  • Anger, short temper 

When Kapha (Earth + Water) is out of balance, we can experiment:

  • Weight gain

  • Sluggishness

  • Lack of enthusiasm

  • Water retention

  • Mucus secretion

  • Slow digestion

 

During an Ayurvedic consultation you will be asked a set of questions to understand your today's constitution (Vikriti) , your pulse will be taken to discover your original constitution (Prakriti), your tongue will be examined. Based on these observations and answers you will be recommended a tailor made diet as well as lifestyle, yoga, massage and herbs. 

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