Ayurveda sorts everyone into one of three doshas, or constitutions. While all of us have elements of all three doshas, in most people, one dominates, influencing physical and emotional health, behavior, and more.
1. Vata (Wind) People in which Vata dominates tend to be naturally thin and wispy physically, lively, chatty, and always on the move (AKA all over the place). Vatas are airy and helps us to explore creativity and inquisitiveness, and remain in motion. A balanced Vata can be creative, artistic, and sensitive.
2. Pitta (Fire) Pitta types have a fire burning within. They’re intense, intelligent, and goal-oriented, with vibrant complexions and luscious locks. They’re great leaders and public speakers. Pittas are fiery, and what drives us to achieve, accomplish goals, and exhibit fiery qualities like passion and anger. People who are considered Pittas are often described as "type A, overachievers."
3. Kapha (Earth) Kaphas have their feet firmly planted on the ground. They’re strong and muscular physically, and are emotionally stable, calm, and patient. Kaphas are Earthy, and what helps us to feel grounded, nurture others, and exhibit a calming presence in stressful situations. Kaphas tend to be calm, loving, and begrudge change.
Ayurvedic Wellness with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary