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.

Pitta Dosha

The Pitta dosha is predominant in your basic nature. 

Pitta is the fire element. It is responsible for regulating the body temperature through the chemical transformation of food (governing digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition and metabolism), promoting vitality and appetite. You have a tendency to be assertive and determined, with a muscular body and a penetrating mind. As long as Pitta is balanced in your mind-body constitution, you will enjoy a strong appetite and digestive powers.

If the pitta is imbalanced, it can lead to anger and agitation, and may even cause burning disorders such as ulcers and inflammation. These are signals that you need to relax and spend time to cool down. To maintain a balance, meditation, massages and drinking cooling infusions such as rose, mint and lavender can help relax the body.

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.