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Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
The whole world is one single family

Understanding Doshas

The Doshas: Vata, Pitta & Kapha


Vata:  A Vata individual usually has a small frame, and is very slender. Since people who are predominantly Vata tend to be on the cool side, it is often good to have heated, softer foods such as soups and stews. Their digestive system is very light, so too much heavy food can take Vata out of balance. Sweet, sour and salty tastes should definitely be present in the diet of these individuals. Additionally, an herbal regimen of Ashwagandha and Vidari Kanda can also help reduce Vata and restore balance in the mind, body and soul. It is important for Vatas to stay away from foods that are heavily processed and high in refined, bleached sugars.

Pitta Dosha

Pitta Dosha:  Folks who have a constitution that is predominantly Pitta tend to have a medium physique that is strong and sturdy. They are incredibly focused individuals who are organized, sharp and emphatic. Pittas get a lot of their strength from liquid and water. When Pitta is in balance, these people enjoy an increased entrepreneurial spirit, success, challenges and great leadership abilities. Beings with a constitution leaning toward this dosha generally feel uncomfortable in the sun, and tend to sunburn very easily. Herbs such as Brahmi and Guduchi help balance Pitta, along with juicy, watery, cooling foods.


Kapha Dosha:  Individuals who are predominantly Kapha are solid, balanced and extremely reliable. They are exceptionally forgiving, caring, and nonjudgmental. Additionally, you will find Kapha people tend to be overweight because they suffer from slow, sluggish digestion (they are also more susceptible to depression). Kapha folks also tend to dislike cold, wet, heavy weather patterns. When Kapha is in balance, these folks enjoy outstanding health, calmness, and harmonious surroundings. Physical problems include colds and sinus congestion, general respiratory issues (including asthma and bronchitis) and hay fever/allergies.