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Ayurvedic Body Types

According to Ayurveda, everyone has an exclusive mix of three Doshas composing psychological, physical and spiritual well-being. These Doshas are categorized as Vata (air-ether), Kapha (water-earth) and Pitta (water). Every individual has its own Ayurvedic constitution or mixed constitution of Doshas and is usually govern by one or two of the Doshas predominantly like as – Vata & Kapha, Kapha & Pitta or Vata & Pitta.

Kapha:

  • This dosha manages all structure and lubrication of individual’s mind and body
  • Holds the cells together and form the muscle, fat, bone, and sinew and controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the seven tissues — fats, blood, nutritive fluids, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues
  • Helps build excellent stamina but when it goes out of balance it can also cause a person to become overweight, sleep excessively, and suffer from the problem of diabetes, asthma and depression.

Pitta:

  • This dosha manages digestion, metabolism, and energy production
  • Pitta has the transformation as primary function
  • Pittas have a lustrous complexion, perfect digestion, abundant energy, and a strong appetite
  • When pitta dosha is imbalanced, the person may suffer from skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, heartburn, and indigestion.

Vata:

  • This dosha is known to manage all the mind and body movements like controlling the blood flow to eliminate the waste and harmful toxins,
  • This dosha is a dominant force that minimizes stress and feeds the creativity within the body.
  • If the vatadosha is balanced, the person will feel energetic, enthusiastic and lively, but if imbalanced, the problems like constipation, hypertension, fatigue, digestive challenges and restlessness among others are caused.