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Updated: Jun 11

Tri Doshas also known as Three Bio-Energies and Three Pollutants

When the five eternal substances – Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth combine to form the human body, they do so by creating three vital energies, or Doshas.

These are three mighty forces that govern all psycho-physiological functions in the body and mind respectively. When balanced leads to a disease free and healthy state of mind & body, any form of disturbance can lead to the disharmony of body and mind.


Elements : Space + Air

It is the most powerful and volatile among all the three Doshas.

Formed by the interaction of Space and Air elements.

Vata types should try to stay in warm and humid locations to create a quiet, safe, and comfortable environment.

Qualities of Vata

  • Ruksha - Dry

  • Laghu - Light

  • Sheeta - Cold (and dry)

  • Kara - Rough with dryness

  • Sukshma - Subtle

  • Chala - Constant movement. Like a snake or ant

  • Sara - lubricated movement (Charaka)

  • Vishada - dry slippery like the touch of a reptile. (Charaka)

To keep Vata in a balanced form

  • Regular Oil baths

  • Intake of warm food and beverages (non-caffeinated)

  • Raw foods should be avoided as these are VATA aggravating

  • Practicing peace and quiet via meditative techniques are healing for the Vata type.

  • Gentle and relaxing massage is something to be done on regular basis.



Elements : Fire + Water

Formed by the interaction of fire and water.

Polarity of these two elements plays an important role for Pitta, which regulates the body metabolism and transformations in the body’s form.

For people with very pronounced Pitta, it is very important to avoid extremes.

Qualities of Pitta

  • Sasneha - Unctuousness

  • Tikshna - Sharp

  • Ushna - Hot

  • Laghu - Light

  • Visram - Foul, Fermented, Strong

  • Sara - Slippery, like banana peel

  • Drava - Liquid

  • Amla - Sour (Charaka)

  • Katu - Pungent (Charaka)

To keep Pitta in a balanced form

  • Choose activities those are of moderate exertion such as jogging, dancing, or cycling.

  • Foods having cooling effects should be included

  • Raw food should be minimum

  • Very large portions should be avoided

  • Practice being calm and content : Meditation and some breathing techniques are helpful

  • Deep and comforting massages with Ayurvedic oil are good



Elements : Water + Earth

Formed by the structural properties of Earth interacting with Water in its role as a lubricant to different tissues of the body

Qualities of Kapha

  • Snigdha - Unctuousness

  • Sheeta - Cold

  • Guru - Heavy - stable movement, solid

  • Manda - Dull, Slow

  • Slakshna - Smooth

  • Mritsnaha - Greasy. Magnetic attraction. Binding

  • Sthira - Stable.

  • Hema - very cold. With water quality (Susruta).

  • Madhura - Sweet(Charaka) Pleasantness. Ojas.

  • Mridu - Soft(Charaka).

To keep Kapha in a balanced form

  • Warm light food, Green salads

  • Food cooked with less water

  • Ideal fats : Avocado, Grapeseed oil

  • Lighter meals are advisable

  • High intensity exercises, A good run coupled with Yoga are advisable

  • Deep massages with warm herbal oils are very useful stimulants.

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Disclaimer : It is always recommended to consult your Ayurvedic physician before trying any remedies, lifestyle modifications or medicines


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