Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India. It has delineated three categories of fundamental regulatory principles. They are body, mind, and behavior. In addition to this, tridosha affects body function. Hence, balance in tridosha becomes prime important. Tridosha or three doshas are of three categories.
Similarly, in Ayurvedic philosophy, people, their health, and the universe are all thought to be related. Therefore imbalance in these relationship leads to health problems. In other words, the goal of Ayurveda is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Above all, this results in the prevention of illness and promotes wellness. Ayurvedic medicines work to balance these tridosha.
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are tridosha. Every human being is different because they have a unique Prakriti. It is a combination of the doshas in a particular proportion. The doshas are subtle energies that govern the function of the body, mind, and psyche. As a result, variations in doshas gives us all our unique personal characteristics. However, imbalanced doshas lead to diseases. As a result, Ayurveda recommends that you keep your doshas in balance by eating right and leading a healthy lifestyle. However, Each dosha is made up of one or two of the five basic elements:
Five Elements of Body
Similarly, each dosha has a particular relationship to body functions. It can be upset for different reasons. In addition, Each dosha is associated with a certain body type, certain personality type, and a greater chance of certain types of health problems.
A person has their own balance of the three doshas, although one dosha usually is prominent. Above all, doshas are constantly being formed and reformed by food, activity, and bodily processes.
It represents wind and ether. As a result of this, people who have Vata as their dominant dosha are very active, mobile, restless and energetic. They have a very good metabolism, so are often thin with little muscle development and protruding joints.
It represents fire and water. Similarly, people under this type are of medium build, with greater muscular development. Because of this, they have a lot of body heat and consider sweat to be their best friend. They usually have thin hair and may experience premature graying, baldness or excessive hair loss.
It represents water and earth. However, people under this type tend to have a heavy and solid, or large build. They are often overweight, gain weight easily and have high muscle development.
VATA DOSHA: (Air and Ether)
Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body. Therefore, It’s very important to keep Vata in good balance. Persons with Vata are prone to diseases of the neurological system especially motor functions. Mostly it affects the lower limbs and also more pronounced during old age. However, Its main functions in the body are the absorption and circulation of nutrients. It also helps in the excretion of waste (the by-product of metabolism).
Pitta governs all heat, metabolism, and transformation in the mind and body. It controls foods digestion. It also metabolizes our sensory perceptions, and how we discriminate between right and wrong. Similarly, it governs the important digestive “agnis” or fires of the body.
Pitta individuals are prone to diseases of the digestive and metabolic systems. It affects the abdomen and the areas between the breast and umbilicus. Pitta disorders are pronounced in middle age. It expresses an intense localized burning sensation, stomatitis, acid regurgitation, jaundice, bleeding disorders, bluish discoloration of the skin. Its main function is regulating metabolism and the production of cellular energy.
Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs. It helps in the formation of all the seven tissues nutritive. They are fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues.
Kapha individuals are prone to disorders of the respiratory system especially phlegm disorders. The diseases affect the upper parts of the body such as the chest and above. These disorders are more prone during early age as seen during childhood. Disorders such as drowsiness, excessive sleep, obesity, swelling of the neck (galaganda), thick skin eruptions, congestion of the chest with phlegm, polyuria. Its main function is the structure of the cell, cell membranes and organelles.
Ayurveda particular type of age:
- Kapha: Young age
- Pitta: Middle age
- Vata: Old age
Above all, in Ayurveda; Vata, Pitta and Kapha are terms used to determine the body types of individuals.
People under this type display physical and emotional characteristics. They are linked to the elemental qualities of space/akasha and air/Vayu. As a result, they are very active, mobile, restless and energetic. They have fast metabolisms, so are often thin with little muscle development and protruding joints that may make cracking noises. Similarly, their skin is dry, rough and thin with visible veins.
People under this type display an inherent fire/Agni elemental character. They are of medium build, with greater muscular development. However, their skin is soft and warm. Similarly, they have a lot of body heat and often perspire excessively. Their hair is thin and often reddish or blond. Some of them may experience premature graying, baldness or excessive hair loss. In addition, their skin flushes easily and they often have many freckles and moles. Similarly, their skin develops acne, rashes, bruises or sunburn easily.
People under this type tend to have a heavy and solid, or large build. As a result, they are often overweight, gain weight easily and have high muscle development (plump and round). The skin is thick, smooth and moist with few wrinkles. Their complexion is usually clear, fair or pale, and hair is oily, thick and wavy. Similarly, their teeth are strong, white and well-formed.
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