AYURVEDA – 3 Dhoshas – Part 2

Kapha, Pitta, Vata — What is your Dosha? - Akshi Yogashala - Medium

TROUBLES CAUSED BY VATA

  • blood from the nose
  • pain to the feet and the calves
  • insensibility to the legs
  • sciatica
  • atrophy of the inferior limbs
  • rectal prolapse
  • rigid joints, deformations of the backbone (hump etc.)
  • dwarfism
  • rigid jaw
  • fragile teeth
  • muteness
  • aphasia
  • dryness of the mouth
  • inability to the taste and the sense of smell
  • pain to the ears, deafness
  • all the pains to the head
  • facial paralysis
  • tremors and pangs
  • dryness and hardness of the skin (local or general)
  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • depression and anguish
  • disturbed intelligence or limited
  • the hair’s loss 

TROUBLES CAUSED BY PITTA

  • fever, inflammations, feelings of local burning
  • acidity
  • excessive perspiration
  • marked bodily odors
  • cutaneous eruptions
  • jaundice
  • bitter taste in mouth
  • stomatitises
  • excessive thirst
  • insatiable appetite
  • eyes, urine, faeces of yellow / greenish color 

TROUBLES CAUSED BY KAPHA

  • satisfaction
  • idleness and increase of the sleep
  • heaviness of the body and the mind
  • sweet taste in mouth
  • increase of the oral secretions
  • big faeces
  • heaviness to the breast
  • tonsillitis
  • cervical adenitis
  • obesity
  • bad digestion
  • eyes, urines, faeces more white of the normal one

REMEDIES AND THERAPIES FOR VATA

  • massage with oil
  • Turkish bath, sauna, warm bath and similar
  • busy and active mind
  • alcoholic medicinal preparations
  • digestive
  • nourishing diet (well cooked, warm, greasy, liquid foods, from the sweet or acid or salty prevailing taste)
  • good humor

REMEDIES AND THERAPIES FOR PITTA

  • internal and external use of ghee (clarified butter)
  • light laxative
  • fresh diet (fresh foods, liquid foods, from the sweet or bitter or astringent prevailing taste)
  • cold bath
  • pleasant environment: fragrances of flowers, music, friends etc.
  • don’t sleep during the day

REMEDIES AND THERAPIES FOR KAPHA

  • strong laxative
  • light diet (warm, light, dry foods, from the spicy or bitter or astringent prevailing taste)
  • aged alcoholic drinks
  • dry massage (without oils or creams)
  • less sleep
  • sex
  • physical activity
  • emetic, honey and few comforts are essential

CHART OF THE CONSTITUTION

(PRAKṚTI)

 VATAPITTAKAPHA
Guna:SattvaRajasTamas
Origin:PranaTejasOjas
Power:MovementTransformationEstablishment
Kosham Involucre:Blessed MentalEnergetic IntellectualPhysical
Elements:Ether AirFire WaterWater Earth
Physical Structure:Not harmonic, too high or too low, prominent lineamentsBalancedHeavy, big, strong
Stature:Very high or very lowMedium, balancedLow
Bones:ThinModerateThick, large
Skin:Dry, rough, cold, with wrinklesSoft, warm, oily, sensitive, irritable, with frecklesSoft, smooth, soft, fresh, moist
Color:DarkRedPallid
Hair:Dry, rough, curly, brittleSoft, shiny, thin, fat, gray hair, baldnessFat, dark, dense, soft, wavy
Nails:Irregular, rough, brittleSoft, tender, flexibleBig, strong, regular, soft
Eyebrows:Thin, sparseMediumThick
Eyes:Small, sunken, with no brightnessMedium, bright, warm, redLarge, liquid, dark, sweet
Cheekbones:Asymmetric angularMediumLarge
Ears:Very small or very largeMedium, pointedLarge
Nose:Very small or very largeMediumHarmonious
Lips:Dry, crackedSoft, red, longPale, large, well-designed
Tongue:Small, darkMedium, RedLarge, bright
Teeth:IrregularRegular, weakRegular, white, strong
Neck:Long or shortMediumTaurinus
Shoulders:Narrow, smallAthleticRobust
Hips:NarrowMediumWide
Arms, legs:Small or longMediumMighty
Hands, feet:Small or longMediumBig
Joints:RigidLooseLarge, solid
Skin phototype:DarkMediumPale
Circulation:Low, variableGoodModerate
Appetite:VariableGoodGood, greedy, gluttonous
Thirst:VariableExcessiveLow
Sweating:LowAbundant, constantSlow to start, abundant
Feces:Dry, hardSoftThick, heavy
Urine:Low, clearAbundant, yellowModerate, clear
Digestion, Evacuation:IrregularExcellentSlow but good
Menses:IrregularRegularModerate
Sexual desire:VariableModerate, balancedIndifferent, slow to start
Sensitivity:Cold, dryness, windHeat, sunlight, fireCold, humidity
Immune function:Low, variableMedium, heat-sensitiveGood, high
Tendency to disease:PainFever, inflammationCongestion, edema
Type of disease:NervousBlood, liverLungs, phlegm
Activity:High, impatientModerateLow, slow
Physical strengthWeakNormalStrong
Resistance:Low, exhausted easilyMedium, concentratedHigh
Sleep:Irregular, scanty, sometimes deepModerate, easyDeep, prolonged
Dreams:Many, forgetsEnough, remembersMany, remembers
Language:Fast, prolixAcute, sharpSlow, poor
Thought:CreativeOrganizationalScheduling
Mind:Restless, active, theoretical, philosophicalPractical, rationalStable, slow, harmonious, calm
Memory:Good the recent, low the remoteAcute, clearSlow but steady
Emotionality:Uncertain, unpredictable, adaptableAggressive, revengeful, braveIndifferent, attacked, loving
Governs:Fear / Courage; Anxiety / Contentment; Nervousness / Calm; Pain / Pleasure; Relaxation / TensionHunger / Thirst; Weakness / Strength; Hot / Cold; Distraction / Attention; Jealousy / GenerosityLove / Hate; Desire / Indifference; Attachment / Detachment
Personality:Intelligent, light, wise, sensible, not concentrated, research spiritual developmentIntelligent, strong, intolerant, easily understood, do not forget, friendship for selfishQuiet, stable, happy, generous, austere, humble, tolerant
Temperament:Nervous, changeableMotivatedCalm, stable, generous
Social relationships:Knows many people, few close friendsSelective, create deep friendships, few enemiesLoyal, with many friendships
Faith:VariableStrong, determined, fanaticalFirm, slow to change
Economy:Tends to spend on triflesModerate, lavish spendingSaver, spends for food

DIETS

Ayurveda Dosha Diet - Food is one of the most important aspects of ...

Rasa (tastes)
* Diets for: Constitution VATA – Constitution PITTA – Constitution KAPHA
Physical exercise for the 3 dosha

To establish of what type of constitution we are and to establish a diet is good routine to address to an ayurvedic physician.


In this section the matter is treated in general line to better understand the principles and the techniques of Ayurveda.

The diet, being of primary importance, has a big consideration in ayurvedic medicine. In western country is given more importance to the quantity of calories of the food and the classification in fat, carbohydrates, proteins etc., with little consideration on the digestive ability of the consumer, on the season, on the mental state of the individual or on the equilibrium of the energies in body and mind. According to the ancient Indian medicine the diet is above all a tool of preservation of the state of health and prevention of illness. That’s why we cannot ignore these important factors that so heavily influence our psycophysic equilibrium.

Rasa (Tastes)

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SWEET –  RICE, PASTA, SUGAR, GHUR(SUGAR CANE), MILK, BUTTER, CARROTS, GRAPE, FIG, LIQUORICE

ACID – YOGURT, LEMON, VINEGAR, CHEESE, TOMATO

SALTY – SALT, TAMARI (SOYA SAUCE), SALTY PEANUTS, SEA ALGAS

SPICY – PEPPER, CAPSICUM, GINGER, GARLIC, ONION

BITTER – SPINACHES, CHICORY, GREEN VEGETABLES, TURMERIC, RHUBARB

ASTRINGENT – LEGUMES, KHAKI, ALL THE SOUR FRUIT, RAW HONEY

 ACTIVEPASSIVE
SWEETKAPHAVATA AND PITTA 
ACID KAPHA AND PITTAVATA
SALTYKAPHA AND PITTAVATA
SPICYPITTA AND VATAKAPHA
BITTERVATA KAPHA AND PITTA
ASTRINGENTVATA KAPHA AND PITTA
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VATA CONSTITUTION
 IN GENERAL TO FAVOR WELL COOKED, WARM, GREASY, LIQUID FOODS, FROM SWEET OR ACID OR SALTY PREVAILING TASTE

TO FAVOR THE CONSUMPTION OF:

CEREALS: Rice, Wheat in all its preparations, Oat (cooked)

DAIRY PRODUCE: Milk, Yogurt, Butter, Cheeses of cow

VEGETABLES: Tofu (soya cheese)

MEATS: Chicken, Turkey, Rabbit, blue Fish

VEGETABLES: Asparaguses, Avocado, Beets, Tomatoes, Carrots, Fennels

FRUIT: Fig trees, Raisin, Dates, Orange, Banana, Lemons, Pineapple, Mango, Peaches, Melon, Plums, Pear, Kiwi, Cherries

DRY FRUIT AND SEEDS: Almonds, Walnut-trees, Filberts, Sesam

SPICES AND AROMAS: Anise, Garlic, Basil, Cinnamon, Nails of carnation, Fennel, Sage, Ginger, Nutmeg, Rosemary, Saffron

FAT: Olive Oil, Butter, Tahin (sesam butter), Gee (clarified butter)

SWEETENERS: Sugar of cane, Honey (few)


TO REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION OF:

CEREALS: Bowline, Millet, Rye

DAIRY PRODUCE: Milk and cheeses of goat

MEATS: Steer, Calf, Pig

LEGUMES: Beans, Chick-peas

VEGETABLES: Cabbage, Eggplant, Lettuce, Broccolis, Potatoes, Peppers, Pumpkin

FRUIT: Sour and not sweet

SPICE: Turmeric and Capsicum

SWEETENERS: White Sugar

PITTA CONSTITUTION
TO FAVOR FRESH, LIQUID FOODS, FROM THE SWEET OR BITTER OR ASTRINGENT PREVAILING TASTE

TO FAVOR THE CONSUMPTION OF:

CEREALS: Rice, Wheat, Bowline

DAIRY PRODUCE: Milk, Gee, Butter, fresh Cheeses, Ricotta

MEATS: Chicken, Turkey

VEGETABLES: Asparaguses, Lettuce, Courgettes, Spinaches, Beets, Broccolis, Cucumbers, Potatoes

LEGUMES: Chick-peas, Broad beans, Peas, Red Lentils, Tofu

FRUIT: All less Orange, Grapefruit, Mango

DRY FRUIT AND SEEDS: Sunflower and Pumpkin

FAT: Gee, Olive Oil (not too much), Sunflower Oil

SPICE IS AROMAS: Turmeric, Coriander, Fennel, Mint, Saffron

SWEETENERS: Sugar of cane, Honey (in the cold season)


TO REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION OF:

CEREALS: Corn, Rye, Millet

DAIRY PRODUCE: Yogurt, sour and salty Cheeses

MEATS: All

LEGUMES: Beans, Lentils

VEGETABLES: Tomatoes, Spinaches, Onion, Eggplants, Peppers

FRUIT: Orange, Grapefruit, Mango

OILS: Sesam, Corn, Peanuts

SPICE IS AROMAS: Pepper, Capsicum, Ginger (dry), Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Garlic, Mustard, Vinegar, Tamari

SWEETENERS: Honey (in the cold season)

KAPHA CONSTITUTION
 
TO FAVOR WARM, LIGHT, DRY FOODS, FROM THE SPICY OR BITTER OR ASTRINGENT PREVAILING TASTE

TO FAVOR THE CONSUMPTION OF:

CEREALS: Bowline, Millet, Rye, Emmer, Tapioca

DAIRY PRODUCE: Skimmed milk, Milk and cheeses of goat

LEGUMES: Chick-peas, Lentils, Peas, Soy

MEATS: Chicken, Turkey

VEGETABLES: Beets, Chicory, Lettuce, Eggplant, Spinaches, Pumpkin, Courgettes

FRUIT: Cherries, Maracuja, Apple, Pomegranate, Fruits of wood, Papaya

OILS: Sesam, Olive

SPICE AND AROMAS: Laurel, Basil, Nails of carnation, Cardamom, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Marjoram, Oregano, Black Pepper, Sage, Ginger

SWEETENERS: Honey


TO REDUCE THE CONSUMPTION OF:

CEREALS: Laughed white, Bread and pasta white, Oat

DAIRY PRODUCE: Whole milk, Butter, Gee, Yogurt, Cheeses of cow

LEGUMES: Tofu

VEGETABLES: Avocado, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes, Tomatoes

FRUIT: Orange, Banana, Dates, Figs, Mango, Melon, Coconut, Peaches, Kiwi, Grape

DRY FRUIT AND SEEDS: All

FAT: Butter, Gee, Margarine

SPICE: Salt

SWEETENERS: White Sugar, Sugar of Cane

PHYSICAL EXERCISE

VATA NO HEAVY ACTIVITY, BETTER WALKS OR BICYCLE 
PITTA WATER SPORTS, SKI, GOLF, SPORTS IN THE GREEN OR MOUNTAIN 
KAPHA ATHLETICS, BOATING, BASKETBALL, HEAVY SPORTS 
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AYURVEDA – 3 Dhoshas – Part 1

Ayurveda Basics: The Three Doshas
3 DOSHA (PHYSICAL STRUCTURE) 3 GUNA (MENTAL STRUCTURE) 
VATA (light – soft – dry) SATTVA (light – thin – quickening – virtue) 
PITTA (fluid – warm – active) RAJAS (activity – passion) 
KAPHA (cold – dense – slow) TAMAS (ignorance – inactive – heavy – obstruction) 

QUALITY OF THE 3 DOSHA


VATA           ETHER + AIR


ROUGHNESS – LIGHTNESS – THINNESS – COLDNESS – MOBILITY – DRYNESS


PITTA          FIRE + WATER


HEAT – ACUTENESS – SPICY TASTE – LIQUIDITY – BAD ODOR – LIGHT GREASINESS – ACID TASTE


KAPHA         EARTH + WATER


HEAVINESS – COLDNESS – SOFTNESS – SLOWNESS – GREASINESS – STABILITY – SWEETNESS

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Vata is motion: anything that is inherent to the movement tends to increase this Dosha while everything is static tends to stabilize it.

Pitta is fire, all that is heat tends to increase this Dosha while all that is refreshing tends to pacify it.

Kapha is static: all that is heavy tends to aggravate this Dosha while everything is light tends to pacify it.

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Factors of increase of Dosha

Taking into consideration the standards of conduct, there are actions and particular conditions that cause the increase of Dosha because of the quality that they express.

VataPittaKapha
FastingFood sour, saltySalty, fatty, oily, heavy foods
Eating food too seasoned or dry and astringent substancesFood and drinks that create burning sensationsSedentary lifestyle
Excessive exerciseSunbathingChildhood
Exposure to coldNoon and midnightCold and damp, spring
Staying up late into the nightFrom 10 to 14 and from 22 to 2Morning
AdulthoodHot and humid summerFrom 6 to 10 and from 18 to 22
From 14 to 18 and from 2 to 6Digestive processAttachment
Autumn, windy seasonYouthEnvy
WoundsAnger 
Excessive blood loss  
Excessive sexual intercourse  
Anxiety  
Incorrect body positions  
Suppression of natural urges  
Sorrows  
Feelings of guilt  
Irregularities of the natural rhythm  

PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS


VATA 


RESPIRATION, ENERGY, VIBRATIONS, IMPELLED ETC. DEPEND ON VATA


PITTA


DIGESTION, BODILY HEAT, THIRST AND HUNGER, SKIN, GREED OR POSSESSIVE INSTINCTS, SEES, INTELLECT, BRAVERY ETC. DEPEND ON PITTA


KAPHA


STABILITY, SOLIDITY, GREASINESS, STABLE JOINTS, SEXUALITY, MEMORY, AWARENESS, STRENGTH, GENEROSITY ETC. DEPEND ON KAPHA

EFFECTS ON BODY AND MIND


VATA 


IN EQUILIBRIUM


ENTHUSIASM, DYNAMISM, MIND IN ALERT AND VIGILANT, ENERGY AND VITALITY, REGULAR EVACUATION, DEEP SLEEP


IN UNBALANCE


PAIN, RESTLESSNESS, INSENSIBILITY, CONTRACTIONS AND TREMORS, INSTABILITY, ANXIETY, INSOMNIA, DRY SKIN, CONSTIPATION


PITTA


IN EQUILIBRIUM


ACUTE INTELLECT, BALANCED APPETITE, GOOD DIGESTION, BRIGHT SKIN, GOOD SEES


IN UNBALANCE


BURNING, FEVER, PERSPIRATION, IRRITABILITY, FEELING OF BURNING ON THE BODY, VORACIOUS APPETITE, UNBALANCED DIGESTION, YELLOWISH COLOR


KAPHA


IN EQUILIBRIUM


COURAGE, FORGIVENESS, CALM, PLEASANT ASPECT, SOFT AND ATTRACTIVE FORMS, DARK AND STRONG HAIR


IN UNBALANCE


IDLENESS, LETHARGY, OBESITY, PALLOR, FEELING OF HEAVINESS, YAWNS

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Summary – 3 Doshas

Continued in Part – 2 ……..