Vata Dosha

The Vata dosha is predominant in your basic nature. 

Vata is considered as the leader of the three Ayurvedic principles in the body. As the principle of mobility, Vata regulates all activity in the body, mental as well as physiological. You will thus tend to always be on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. Vata is responsible for breathing, blinking our eyes, beating of our heart and many more functions. 

When in balance, the Vata is lively and energetic with a lean body. If it becomes imbalance, your activity might start to feel out of control. You may start skipping meals, resulting in unintended weight loss, and your digestion may become irregular. Dry skin, cough and dry hair are some problems that one may face when the vata is imbalanced. If you notice these early symptoms of a Vata imbalance, slow down, take time to meditate, don’t skip meals, and get to bed earlier. A regular lifestyle routine helps ground Vata so you are not carried away into the ethers. 

As you learn more about the qualities of each dosha, you’ll be able to recognize when an imbalance arises in your mind or body and take steps in your daily life to restore overall well-being.

Kapha Dosha

The Kapha dosha is predominant in your basic nature. 

Kapha is known for maintaining the body’s resistance. This dosha is responsible for nourishment and lubrication. Those dominated by kapha are said to be thoughtful, calm, steady and their body tends to be heavyset and strong. 

To maintain a balance, you should practice gentle exercises, stimulating activities and an extra intake of fluids to keep the energy flowing. When Kapha is in imbalance, it can manifest in your body as excess weight gain, fluid retention and allergies. On a mental level, excess Kapha can lead to stubbornness and resistance to change.

As you learn more about the qualities of each dosha, you’ll be able to recognize when an imbalance arises in your mind or body and take steps in your daily life to restore overall well-being.