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The Dosha Chart

VATA

PITTA

KAPHA

Function Controls Movement Controls Metabolism Controls Structure
Keyword: Changeable Intense Relaxed
Governs: Colon Intestines, Stomach Relaxed
Dominant Senses: Sound, Touch Sight Taste, Smell
Properties: Cold, Dry, Light, Rough Hot, Light, Sharp, Moist Cold, Heavy, Wet, Sticky
Composed of: Air (& Space) Fire (& Water) Water (& Earth)
Aggravated by (Avoid): – Wind
– Caffeine
– Traveling
– Irregular routine
– Irregular meals
– Cold, dry weather
– Excessive mental Work
– Heat
– Alcohol
– Smoking
– Pressure
– Stress
– spicy or salty foods
– Excessive activity
Cold
Damp
Oversleeping
Overeating
Heavy foods
Too little variety in life
Diet
To keep in balance, favor:
Tastes:
– Sweet
– Sour
– Salty
– Warm foods
Tastes:
– Sweet
– Astringent
– Bitter
– Cold foods (not cold)
Tastes:
– Bitter
– Pungent
– Astringent
– Warm, light foods
Digestion Tends to Be: Variable, delicate Strong, intense Slow, heavy
Recommended Exercise for Balance: Activities:
Low-impact:- Yoga
– Walking
– Dancing
Activities:
Competitive or team sports:- Baseball
– Tennis
– Swimming
Activities:
Stimulating, regular exercise:- Body building
– Running
Season: November – February
(Cold & Dry)
July – October
(Hot)
March – June
(Cold & Wet)
Primary Color to Balance: Yellow Blue Red
When in Balance You Are: – Enthusiastic
– Alert
– Flexible
– Creative
– Talkative
– Responsive
– Loving
– Content
– Intelligent
– Articulate
– Courageous
– Affectionate
– Steady
– Methodical
– High stamina
– Resistant to illnesses
When Out of Balance You Are: – Restless
– Fatigued
– Constipated
– Anxious
– Underweight
– Perfectionist
– Frustrated
– Angry
– Impatient
– Irritable
– Permaturely gray or have early hair loss
– Dull
– Prone to oily skin
– Pront to allergies
– Possessive
– Oversleeping
– Overweight

Ayurveda Tip:

The mantra to balance Kapha is "HUM."