Understanding the Tridosha
According to Ayurveda Space, Air, Water, Fire and Earth are “Five elements” that flow through every cell in our bodies. These five elements combine in various ways to form the three constitutional factors called Dosha’s or energies. Dosha’s are responsible for the characteristics of Body, Mind and Soul. These are the basis for health and illness.
The Three Doshas
1. Vata – Comprises space and Air. It is responsible for movement. When it is in balance the person will be energetic, enthusiastic, friendly and happy.
2. Pitta – Comprises fire and water. It is responsible for digestion and metabolism. The pitta balanced person will be funny, cooperative, confident and decisive.
3. Kapha - Comprises water and earth. It is responsible for stability and structure. When it is in balance the person will be generous, kind, patient, strategic.