How to Balance your Pitta/ Vata/ Kapha

January 23, 2019
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How to balance your Pitta/ Vata/ Kapha- Ayurveda

Before we get started, let’s talk about what “dosha” actually is. The term Dosha in ayurveda refers to your unique physical and mental constitution. This includes pitta, vata and kapha that each influence our personal well-being. Every individual is different and unique with which dosha is their ‘dominant’ one or some may even have a mixture between two/ three. By understanding and acknowledging what your main dosha is, this can help you maintain a balance for health reasons and a peace of mind.

Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Pitta

This relates to the qualities reflecting the elements of fire and water. It controls metabolism, digestion and hormones linked to appetite. To help balance your pitta, here are some things you can do:

  • Eat more foods that are naturally sweet (dates), bitter (turmeric) and astringent (pomegranate).
  • Consume cooling foods (both energetically and in temperature)
  • Eat fresh cooked foods (raw foods)
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Include a moderate amount of high-quality olive, sunflower and coconut oils in your diet.

Vata

This is the most powerful of the three doshas as it controls basic bodily functions, as well as the mind. It reflects the qualities of space and air. Below are some points to help keep your vata balanced:

  • Stick to a daily routine. This means getting at least 8 hours of sleep at night and having sufficient ‘down-time’
  • Warm, moist foods are great at balancing vata, especially if it’s sweet, sour and salty. Meals should also be consumed at regular times.
  • Massaging your body with warm oil a couple of times a week helps to nourish and protect the skin.
  • Avoid deep fried foods and alcohol.

Kapha

This controls the strength and stability, such as muscle growth, weight and the immune system. It also helps supply water to all body parts and moisturizes the skin. These are qualities reflecting the elements of earth and water. In order to keep kapha balanced here are some tips:

  • Try eating a diet that consists of pungent, bitter or astringent taste. Warm foods and spices such as ginger, chilli and cinnamon are good for keeping you in balance.
  • Consume room temperature or warm drinks
  • Create a routine time on when to eat your meals
  • Get moving. This could mean a walk in the morning or a yoga class during the day.
  • Give yourself a massage using raw silk gloves.
  • Stay warm and dry. Those who are kapha-dominant may be extra sensitive to the cold and may get congested easily. To overcome this, using a heat lamp or heating pad near the chest/ back area can help.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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