What the heck is a dosha?

In Ayruvedic medicine, it three energies that circulate and govern the body.

Vata– air and ether- controls movement in the body, nervous system, and elimination

Pitta-fire and water- controls digestion, metabolism and energy production

Kapha-earth and water- controls the structure of the body, holds the body together, fat, bones, muscle, sinew

 

If this is new to you, stay with me…when I learned this years ago, it changed my life!

What it means?

According to Ayurvedic medicine (originated from India), each person has a dosha (or two main) that controls their body.  If you understand your dosha, you understand so much about what is going on in your body.  Each of us has characteristics of all three doshas, but usually have one or two that are dominant.

What is your dosha(s)?

As you read the descriptions of each dosha, pay close attention to which fits you the most.  You may have two that are dominant.

Vata

These are some symptoms you may experience if you are unbalanced.

  • cold hands and feet
  • anxious
  • digestions issues
  • difficulty concentrating
  • dry skin
  • can’t hand cold or wind
  • thin light build
  • can’t keep weight on

Learn more and how to balance here.

Pitta

These are some symptoms you may experience if you are unbalanced.

  • easily become hot
  • get upset pretty easily, feel like you are going to “blow”
  • skin rash
  • burning sensation
  • can’t hand hot weather
  • heart burn
  • indigestion
  • short tempered
  • argumentative

Learn more and how to balance here.

Kapha

These are some symptoms you may experience if you are unbalanced.

  • overweight
  • sleep excessively
  • sweaty moist skin
  • asthma
  • diabetes
  • depression
  • stubborn
  • resistance to change
  • “just don’t want to deal with things”

Learn more and how to balance here.

Not sure which one you are? More than one dosha?

I can help! Let’s chat so we can get you balanced!

 

**These are all recommendations and should not be taken as medical advice.  See your doctor for any medical advice.