by Harsh Shah on Aug 20, 2022


Ayurveda is an ancient health discipline based on the five elements of space, air, fire, water, and earth. The unique mix of these ingredients results in the doshas, or constitutions, of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each dosha is associated with a set of attributes that manifest in the physical, emotional, and mental parts of one's existence. We all have part of each dosha, but one or two doshas tend to dominate, influencing everything from digestion to emotions.

According to Ayurveda, your dominant dosha influences everything from your personality to your body's inherent dispositions. Continue reading to find out how to identify yours. When the individual's unique ratio of the three Doshas is balanced with their Prakriti, health occurs. Many elements in our surroundings, including weather, seasons, lifestyle choices, and nutrition, can cause the most prominent Dosha to become unbalanced, but any Dosha can become imbalanced. These imbalances culminate in Vikriti, a secondary, condition caused by poorly maintaining our Prakriti.

We throw ourselves off balance by consuming foods or doing things that aren't right for us essentially, by exposing ourselves to more of the Doshic energies that we already have. Bloating, rashes, spots, hot flushes, itchy skin, sore gums, gassiness, tummy troubles, poor temper, weariness, or worry are all signs of an imbalance, it signifies that our Vikriti is out of sync with our Prakriti. If these indicators of a misaligned mind-body are ignored, they might lead to illness.

The excellent thing is that in Ayurveda, by learning about the Doshas and their characteristics, we may use our symptoms to determine which Dosha is acting up. We may then restore equilibrium by using "Medicine" such as food and drink, herbs and spices, colors, textures, scents, surroundings, and lifestyle choices. To achieve homeostasis, pick people with the opposing attributes or characteristics to the symptoms we're feeling. For example, if you are overheated as a result of Pitta's unbalanced nature, avoid spicy things in your diet. Alternatively, if you are experiencing a rush of stress and depression your body might be Vata imbalance, find some peace and try to make your body calmer with some light music and meditation.

People's characters sometimes are made up of a single dosha; instead, they frequently comprise features from two or all three. However, knowing your dominant dosha is all you need to start optimizing your lifestyle choices. To that aim, we've described the essential features of each dosha; simply check the most suitable response within each group, add them all up, and note down the majority to identify yours.

Characteristics Of Vata Dosha

  • The Body frame is ‘Thin’.
  • Find it difficult to gain weight.
  • Creative & restless minds also get anxious easily.
  • Dry skin.
  • Imbalanced appetite.
  • The level of energy is always fluctuating.
  • Light sleeper.
  • They learn things quickly but forget them easily as well.
  • They feel constipated, bloated & gassy easily.

Characteristics Of Pitta Dosha

  • The body frame is ‘Sharp’.
  • The body is easy to gain or lose weight.
  • Stubborn., Goal-oriented & natural leader.
  • Oily skin.
  • Good appetite.
  • High level of energy.
  • Find joy in learning something new.
  • Good bowel movements.

Characteristics Of Kapha Dosha

  • The body frame is ‘Thick’.
  • Find it difficult to lose weight.
  • Good with stamina.
  • Weak digestive system.
  • Deep sleeper.
  • Frequently catch colds.
  • Good listener, generous, sentimental.
  • Don’t like to learn things easily but can retain them for a long time once they do.
  • Protective about loved ones & don’t get angry easily.

These are the three primary Ayurvedic body types, however, combinations exist Pitta-Kapha, Pitta-Vata, Vata-Kapha, and Samaya, which have all five components in equal proportions. We are born with a constitution. We have a higher chance of being fit, healthy, and happy for a long time if we consume the right foods and live the right lifestyle for our Ayurvedic body type.

With these above nature and characteristics, you will get an easy understanding of which type of dosha dominant you have. Still, have a doubt? You can get consulted first with your family doctor or you can even contact our Health Expert or connect us at +919867667699 to get the best diagnosis.

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