Intro to Ayurveda Part 2:
3 Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha: Your Viewing Lenses
The 3 doshas are combinations of the 5 elements of the physical universe: #aether , #wind , #fire , #earth and #water , that are used to describe every function in the human body. Each person has a dominant dosha based on both #genetic and #environmental factors, but all of the doshas are present in everyone´s bodies in their own unique ratios.
Once you put on the lens of Ayurveda and see things in terms of vata, pitta, kapha, which are and combinations thereof, the whole world comes alive in a new way. Look at the world around you! The doshas take form in endless interesting ways.
#Vata Composed of air and space, vata is dry, light, cold, rough, subtle/pervasive, mobile and clear. As such, vata regulates the principle of movement. Any bodily motion-chewing,swallowing,nerve impulses,urination,menstruation-requires balanced vata. When vata is out of balance,any number of these movements may be deleteriously affected.
#Pitta Pitta brings forth the qualities of fire and water. It is sharp,penetrating,hot,light,mobile and oily. Pitta´s domain is the principal of transformation. Just as fire transforms anything it touches, pitta is in play anytime the body converts or processes something. So pitta oversees digestion,metabolism,temperature maintenance,sensory perception, and comprehension. Imbalanced pitta can lead to sharpness and inflammation in these areas in particular.
#Kapha Kapha, composed of earth and water, is heavy, cold,dull,oily,smooth,dense,soft,static,liquid,cloudy,hard,and gross(in the sense of dense or thick).As kapha governs stability and structure,it forms the substance of the human body, from the skeleton to various organs to the fatty molecules (lipids) that support the body. An excess of kapha leads to an overabundance of density,heaviness, and excess in the body. #ayurvedic#india#yoga#meditation#science#nature#universe#vedas#health#higherconsciousness#higherself#worldpeace#higherlearning#yogisofinstagram#alignment#mindfulness#alternativemedicine#holistic#holisticliving