In Ayurveda, adopting dosha-specific health practices leads to a healthy balance and promotes wellness. A balance of the dosha is necessary for ideal health. The three doshas manage all metabolic activities Vata, Kapha, and Pitta. Everyone has a unique amount of each dosha, with one standing out more than the rest.
Ayurvedic medicine is used extensively today for its focus on whole-body healing. Let’s take a look at each dosha and determine which one is dominant in your life.
Those with the Vata dosha are described as slender, enthusiastic, and inventive. They’re known for being unconventional and can become distracted quickly. Generally, their mood depends on the weather, people around them – their overall environment. According to Ayurveda, for ideal health, a Vata-dominant person should follow a daily routine, manage stress through relaxing activities. Vatta types should maintain a warm body temperature by avoiding cold weather and consuming warm foods and drinks.
People with this dosha are described as passionate, big-boned, and empathetic. They’re known for being a support system for others. Kapha-dominant people seldom become agitated and go through life gradually and intentionally. A Kapha-dominant person should focus on eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and establishing a regular sleeping schedule. Additionally, Kapha types should maintain an average body temperature by consuming warm foods.
A Pitta-dominant individual is known for having a determined personality. Summer is known as Pitta season due to its warm, sunny days. Those with a Pitta dosha should focus on work-life balance and avoid extreme heat. They have great digestive fires, which means they can get away with most foods; however, there is a risk of overheating their bodies, leading to inflammation in their bodies.
A person’s unique amount of Vata, Kapha, and Pitta define each individual’s Ayurvedic foundation as a blueprint for better health. Making small changes can be impactful if they are practiced consistently.
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|Dosha||Foods to Eat||Foods to Avoid|
|Vata||warm, “moist,” and soft foods (e.g., berries, bananas, peaches, cooked vegetables, oats, brown rice, lean meat, eggs, dairy)||bitter, dried, and cold foods (e.g., raw vegetables, cold desserts, dried fruit, nuts, seeds)|
|Kapha||spicy, acidic, and filling foods (e.g., most fruits and vegetables, whole grains, eggs, low-fat cheese, unprocessed meats, hot spices)||heavy, “fatty” foods (e.g., fats, oils, processed foods, nuts, seeds)|
|Pitta||light, cold, sweet, and energizing foods (e.g., fruits, non-starchy vegetables, oats, eggs)||heavy, spicy, and sour foods (e.g., red meat, potatoes, hot spices)|
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