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Understanding your dosha

You are unique. According to Maharishi Ayurveda the body is made up of three doshas (doe-shuhz) called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They guide your first responses to environmental stressors of all kinds – climate, dietary, physical, mental and emotional. You have a unique combination of these three doshas, which are meant to all work together in harmony. When these doshas are not balanced, the dosha you are strongest in tends to be the area you are most likely to experience symptoms of imbalance.

Do you have the following symptoms…

Read the three lists below to see which best matches your symptoms.

Vata imbalance symptoms

  • dry, rough and thin skin
  • low appetite
  • tendency to be underweight
  • tend to worry incessantly
  • constantly restless or agitated
  • experience constipation
  • suffer from insomnia
  • have spells of forgetfulness
  • joint discomforts
  • easily fatigued
  • changeable and indecisive

Learn more about Vata and how to restore balance

Pitta imbalance symptoms

  • tend to be demanding, critical, or impatient
  • excessive hunger or thirst
  • perfectionist
  • intolerant of delays
  • feel frustrated, intense and angry
  • excess stomach acids
  • ruddy skin, skin rashes, eruptions
  • loose bowel motions
  • hot flashes
  • find hot weather uncomfortable
  • wake early in the morning and
  • find it difficult to sleep again
  • have bad breath

Learn more about Pitta and how to restore balance

Kapha imbalance symptoms

  • feel complacent or dull
  • tend to be overweight
  • slow digestion
  • lethargic and over settled
  • sinus congestion
  • sleep long hours yet wake up
  • feeling unrefreshed
  • oily skin and hair
  • bloating and water retention
  • feel stiff and heavy
  • resistant to change
  • procrastinate
  • allergic reactions
  • tend to be possessive

Learn more about Kapha and how to restore balance