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The Doshas & You

According to Ayurveda, nature’s elements—earth, water, fire, air, and ether—are present within your mind and body, too. These mind-body elements (or doshas) are: Vata (air/ether), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (earth/water). The three doshas influence everything from your body type to your digestion, disposition, sleep, and so much more. Knowing your dosha makes it easy to find the best foods, exercise, and lifestyle practices to support your unique needs.

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Vata

  • Thin build
  • Does not gain weight easily
  • Quick to learn, quick to forget
  • Enthusiastic & vivacious
  • Becomes cold easily
Vata In Balance:
  • Energetic ... Vivacious
  • Learn easily
  • Clear & alert mind
  • Falls asleep easily at bedtime
  • Balanced digestion & elimination
  • Good circulation & even body temperature
Vata Out of Balance:
  • Tired and/or fatigued
  • Forgetful, or spaced out
  • Lack of focus
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Occasional constipation
  • Poor circulation (cold feet & hands)
  • Feelings of anxiousness & worry

Pitta

  • Medium build
  • Balanced weight
  • Sharp Intellect
  • Goal Oriented
  • Becomes hot easily
Pitta In Balance:
  • Perfectionist (type A personality)
  • Strong intellect
  • Strong digestion
  • Radiant, glowing skin
  • Sleeps through the night
  • Inner peace & happiness
Pitta Out of Balance:
  • Controlling, fiery personality
  • Workaholic tendencies
  • Overheated, excess stomach acid
  • Skin rashes & acne
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Loose bowel movements

Kapha

  • Larger build
  • Tendency for weight gain
  • Slow to learn, slow to forget
  • Sweet & even tempered
  • Dislikes cold & damp weather
Kapha In Balance:
  • Stable temperament
  • Good long-term memory
  • Healthy robust physiology
  • Strength & stamina
  • Compassionate & affectionate
  • Sound sleep
Kapha Out of Balance:
  • Gains weight easily
  • Sluggish digestion
  • Prone to sinus & respiratory issues
  • Lethargy
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Food cravings

In Balance:

  • Energetic ... Vivacious
  • Learn easily
  • Clear & alert mind
  • Falls asleep easily at bedtime
  • Balanced digestion & elimination
  • Good circulation & even body temperature

Out of Balance:

  • Tired and/or fatigued
  • Forgetful, or spaced out
  • Lack of focus
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Occasional constipation
  • Poor circulation (cold feet & hands)
  • Feelings of anxiousness & worry
Shop Vata

In Balance:

  • Perfectionist (type A personality)
  • Strong intellect
  • Strong digestion
  • Radiant, glowing skin
  • Sleeps through the night
  • Inner peace & happiness

Out of Balance:

  • Controlling, fiery personality
  • Workaholic tendencies
  • Overheated, excess stomach acid
  • Skin rashes & acne
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Loose bowel movements
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In Balance:

  • Stable temperament
  • Good long-term memory
  • Healthy robust physiology
  • Strength & stamina
  • Compassionate & affectionate
  • Sound sleep

Out of Balance:

  • Gains weight easily
  • Sluggish digestion
  • Prone to sinus & respiratory issues
  • Lethargy
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Food cravings
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