Quick Glance Over The Doshas

Function of the Dosha (or controls).
  • Movement
  • Breathing
  • Natural Urges
  • Transformation of the tissues
  • Motor functions
  • Sensory functions
  • Secretions
  • Excretions
  • Fear
  • Emptiness
  • Anxiety
  • Thoughts
  • Life force
  • Nerve impulses
  • Body heat
  • Temperature
  • Digestion
  • Perception
  • Understanding
  • Hunger
  • Thirst
  • Intelligence
  • Anger
  • Hate
  • Jealousy
  • Stability
  • Energy
  • Lubrication
  • Forgiveness
  • Greed
  • Attachment
  • Accumulation
  • Holding
  • Possessiveness
  • Physical strength
  • Immunity
  • Serenity or calmness
  • Steady mind, rational thinking and mental determination
  • Endurance and adaptability
Manifests in living things as

The movement of:

  • Nerve impulses
  • Air
  • Blood
  • Food
  • Waste
  • Thought
The quality of transformation. Pitta controls the enzymes that digest our food and the hormones that regulate our metabolism. Pitta transforms the chemical/electrical impulses in our mind to thoughts we can understand.
Cells which make up our organs and fluids which nourish and protect them.
  • Cold
  • Light
  • Irregular
  • Mobile
  • Rarefied
  • Dry
  • Rough
  • Hot
  • Light
  • Fluid
  • Subtle
  • Sharp
  • Malodorous
  • Soft
  • Clear
  • Oily
  • Cold
  • Heavy
  • Stable
  • Dense
  • Smooth
Location/ seat

Colon, hips, thighs, ears, bones,

large intestine, pelvic cavity, skin.
Small intestine, stomach, blood,  sweat glands, fat, eyes and skin.
stomach, joints, cytoplasm,
plasma and other liquid secretions of the body.
Imbalanced or aggravated dosha
  • Nerve irritation
  • High blood pressure
  • Gas
  • Confusion
  • Poor stamina
  • Anxiety
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Generalized aches, pains, stiffness, painful joints
  • Agitated movements
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Nail biting
  • Rough flaky skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Palpitations
  • Constipation
  • Bloating,belching, hiccups
  • Depression
  • Ulcers
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Irritated skin (acne)
  • Consuming emotions (anger)
  • Thinning hair
  • Acidity
  • Heart burn
  • Fitful sleep, disturbing dreams
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Bad breath
  • Sour body odour
  • Hot flashes
  • Blood shot eyes
  • Fevers, night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Hostility
  • Destructive nature
  • Argumentative
  • Bossy, controlling
  • Frustrated
  • Reckless
  • Mental confusion.
  • Mucous build-up in the sinus and nasal passages, the lungs and colon.
  • In the mind it creates rigidity, a fixation of thought, inflexibility.
  • Sluggish/dull thinking
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Slow comprehension and reaction
  • Greedy,possessive, materialistic
  • Sleepy
  • Weight gain
  • Pale, clammy skin
  • Edema, bloated feeling
  • Water retention
  • Aching joints and heavy limbs.
Too little dosha force can result in
Nerve loss
congestion thoughtlessness.
Indigestion inability to understand sluggish metabolism .
Experiences a dry respiratory tract burning stomach (due to lack of mucous, which protects from excess stomach acids) inability to concentrate .
Health problems by vitiated dosha
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Ear ache
  • Muscle spasms
  • Low back pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nervous stomach
  • Menstural cramps
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Anaemia
  • Jaundice
  • Ulcers
  • Rashes inflammatory diseases.
  • Flu
  • Sinusitis
  • Respiratory problems
  • Gall bladder problem
  • Hay fever
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Water retention
  • Allergies
  • Stomach ulcers
Climatic influences
Dry climates or cold autumn winds increases Vata.
Hot summers or hot climates will increase Pitta.
Wet winters and damp climate add to Kapha.
Predominant during the life stage of
Old age
As we get older, we "shrink and dry out".
Teen and Adult. During this stage, our hormone changes transforms us into adults.
Childhood years. During this period, we grow or increase in substance of the body.
Factors causing imbalance to dosha
Frequent travel, especially by plane, loud noises, constant stimulation, drugs, sugar and alcohol, exposure to cold and cold liquids and foods can disturb the balance of vata.
Pitta can be thrown out of balance by, eating spicy or sour food; being angry, tired, or fearful; or spending too much time in the sun.
Kapha can be vitiated by sleeping during the daytime, eating excessive sweet foods, overeating, and eating and drinking foods and beverages with too much salt and water It also increases during winter and early spring or when weather is heavy, wet, cloudy, and cold. Full moon also aggravates kapha.
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