- Vata Dosha – Air & Ether: Naturally slim, with cold, dry skin. Vatas are highly creative, energetic and unpredictable. Common disorders include arthritis, muscle stiffness, blood pressure issues and chronic fatigue. They are intolerant to the cold.
- Pitta Dosha – Fire & Water: Usually have a medium, athletic build. They are sharp, ambitious and competitive. Common problems for Pittas include stomach and intestinal disorders, heartburn, bad breath, food allergies and inflammation. They are intolerant to heat.
- Kapha Dosha – Water & Earth: Naturally broad-framed, Kaphas have difficulty losing weight. They are naturally attractive, loyal, resilient and routine-oriented. Common issues include diabetes, cold, flu and sinus problems, allergies, water retention and heart disease. They dislike cold, damp conditions.
Maintenance for Vata Types: Avoid overstimulation and stressful situations. Use yoga, breathing and walking to reduce anxiety. Institute routine, eating meals and gently exercising regularly.
Suggested Essential Oils: Sesame
Suggested Herbs and Spices: Triphala, ginger, cumin and fennel
Maintenance for Pitta Types: The times around midnight and noon are dangerous; events such as anger outbursts or midnight snacking can occur. Pitta should avoid choosing bright red clothing or décor with hot colors. In turn, coffee is stimulating and heating, so it aggravates Pitta.
Suggested Essential Oils: Coconut, lemongrass and aloe-vera
Suggested Herbs and Spices: Triphala and dandelion root
|Maintenance for Kapha Types: Sleeping in
after sunrise or eating heavily in the evening can make Kapha very sluggish and
slow. Eat a light meal with hot foods at routine intervals, and drink warming
drinks such as tea.|
Suggested Essential Oils: Lavender, lemon and sage
Suggested Herbs and Spices: Tumeric, ginger, pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, fennel, cardamom