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In Ayurveda, there are mainly 3 types of prakriti/ Dosha which defines the individual character of a person. Panchakarma treatment helps to pacify each dosha thereby the person become more stable.

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Ayurveda - Ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine.

Ayurveda means “the science of life” (the Sanskrit root Ayur means “longevity” or “life” and veda means “science”).

Allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, Ayurveda provides the knowledge of how to prevent disease and how to eliminate its root cause if it does occur.

dosha in ayurveda
Dosha in Ayurveda
  • The three doshas—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—are derived from the five elements.
  • Doshas express physical, emotional, and mental characteristics.
  • In Ayurveda, health is the balance between mind, body, and environment.
find your ayurvedic dosha
Find your Ayurvedic Dosha?
  • Each person has all three Doshas, but usually one or two dominate. Various Dosha proportions determine one's physiological and personality traits, as well as general likes and dislikes.
  • The health and the disease are related with and controlled by the prakrithi/Dosha.

Vata Dosha

  • Energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and your heartbeat.
  • In balance: There is creativity and vitality.
  • Out of balance: Can produce fear and anxiety.
characteristics of vatha prakrithi
Characteristics of VathaPrakrithi
  • Creative
  • Fast to learn and understand new information, but also instant to forget
  • Slim and tall
  • Fast-walker
  • Tendency to cold hands and feet
  • Discomfort in cold climates
  • Nervous
  • Active

Unsettled moods

  • Irregular daily routine
  • High energy in short bursts
  • Tendency to tire easily
  • Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balanced dosha state.
  • Responds to stress with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance
  • Often have battling and disorderly thoughts
  • Generally have Dry skin , Dry hair and don’t sweat much.

Pitta Dosha

  • Energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and your body's temperature.
  • In balance: Leads to contentment and intelligence.
  • Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.
characteristics for pitta prakrithi
Characteristics for Pittaprakrithi
  • Medium body
  • Strongly muscular
  • Sharp mind
  • Good attention powers
  • Systematic, focused, confident, self-possessed, and innovative in their balance

Violent, difficult, loud-mouthed when

  • out of balance
  • When under stress, become irritated
  • and angry
  • Competitive
  • Enjoy challenges

Kapha Dosha

  • Energy that controls growth in the body. It supplies water to all body parts, moisturizes the skin, and maintains the immune system.
  • In balance: Expressed as love and forgiveness.
  • Out of balance: Can lead to insecurity and envy.
characteristics for kapha prakrithi
Characteristics for Kaphaprakrithi
  • Easy-going
  • Calm
  • Slow-paced
  • Loving and devoted
  • Forgiving, compassionate and non-judgmental nature
  • Unchanging and reliable
  • Bodily strong and with a strong, heavier built
  • Energy is steady and enduring

Slow speech, reflecting a careful thought process

  • Slower to learn, but outstanding long-term memory
  • Soft hair and skin
  • Tendency to have large soft eyes and a low, soft voice
  • Tend towards being overweight
  • Slow digestion
  • Prone to depression
general dietary advices for vatha
General dietary advices for vatha
  • General food rules for lessening vatha include warm, well-cooked, oily foods.
  • One should have small meals two or three times a day
  • Regularity in meal times is important for vatha.
  • Vatha-dominant constitutions may take soups, stews.
  • Well-cooked oats and rice are good for vatha



Fruit should always be eaten by itself on an empty stomach.

  • Cooking with a little oil and spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic will help prevent vatha from being disturbed.
  • Sesame oil is warming for vatha, but all oils are good. 
  • Since vatha people tend to be prone to addiction, they should avoid sugar, caffeine and tobacco.
  • One should seek relaxation and meditation to reduce vatha.
general dietary considerations for pitha
General Dietary Considerations for pitha
  • Guidelines for pacifying pitha include evading sour, salty and pungent foods.
  • Barley, rice, oats and wheat are good grains for pithaprakrithi.
  • Tomatoes, radishes, chillies, garlic and raw onions should be avoided.
  • Salads and raw vegetables are good for pitha types.
  • Animal foods, especially seafood and eggs, should only be taken in control by pitha types.
  • Meats like that of chicken, turkey and rabbits are good.

Sweet dairy products are good and include milk, unsalted butter, ghee and soft and unsalted cheeses.

  • Yogurt can be used if it is blended with spices, a little sweetener and water.
  • In fact, pitha people can use a sweetener better than the other two doshas because it relieves pitha.
  • They should avoid hot spices, using cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, fennel and turmeric.
general dietary considerations for kapha
General Dietary Considerations for Kapha
  • Dietary guidelines for kapha people suggest bitter, astringent and pungent tastes.
  • They actually need foods that will revitalize their minds.
  • They should avoid dairy products and fats.
  • Those with kapha dominant constitutions need less grain than pitha or vatha.
  • Roasted or Dry cooked grains are also best.
  • All vegetables are good for kapha.

Black beans,mung beans, pinto beans and red lentils are best.

  • The heavy qualities of nuts and seeds aggravate kapha as does the oil in them.
  • Almond, corn, safflower or sunflower oils can be used in small amounts
  • kapha people should avoid the heavy, cooling, sweet qualities of dairy.
  • Since kapha people should avoid sweets, the only sweetener they should use is raw honey.
  • They can use all spices, except salt, with ginger and garlic being best for them.
general guidelines for balancing vatha
General guidelines for balancing Vatha
  • Keep warm
  • Keep calm
  • Avoid cold, frozen or raw foods
  • Avoid extreme cold
  • Eat warm foods and spices
  • Keep a regular routine
  • Get plenty of rest
general guidelines for balancing pitta
General guidelines for balancing Pitta
  • Avoid excessive heat
  • Avoid excessive oil
  • Avoid excessive steam
  • Limit salt intake
  • Eat cooling, non-spicy foods
  • Exercise during the cooler part of the day.
general guidelines for balancing kapha
General guidelines for balancing Kapha
  • Get sufficient of exercise
  • Avoid heavy foods
  • Avoid dairy
  • Avoid iced food or Drinks
  • Vary your routine
  • Avoid fatty, oily foods
  • Eat light, Dry food
  • No daytime sleeps

To balance Vatha,Pitta,Kapha

  • To balance the cold nature of Vata, spend a little time in the sun, allowing its light and warmth to permeate you.
  • When you have excess Pittadosha and feel overheated and irritable, walk slowly along a natural body of water to help with deep healing.
  • If you have excessive Kapha and feel dull and lethargic, seek out the invigorating elements of space and air.