There are 3 types of Doshas:
- Vata (Space and Air)
- Pitta (Fire and Water)
- Kapha (Earth and water)
Vata Dosha:- Vata dosha shows characteristics of elements space and air. They are quick thinkers and tend to move fast. Like wind, when uncontrolled negative qualities overcome positive qualities. Vata constitution rules communication, quick thought process and creative zeal.
Pitta Dosha:- Biologically, pitta governs small intestine, spleen, stomach, liver etc. As you can understand it is related to digestion. It automatically rules enzymes, acids and hormones. Psychologically, it rules perception, joy, anger, jealousy etc. Like Vata, uncontrolled pitta can make a person behave rash and egoistical. It is due to the fiery element of pitta.
Kapha Dosha:- Kapha Individual will demonstrate qualities of Earth and Water. Biologically it rules fluids of the body and psychologically it rules patience, tolerance, compassion etc. Like catastrophic flood, unruly water in body is dangerous. It can make a person lazy, depressed like too much of moist or dampness left in the air after a heavy rainfall.
As aforesaid, a person who has all these three doshas in balanced state is considered perfectly in balance. In every person, one dosha is dominant while secondary dosha influences the person. Lifestyle, eating patterns, sleeping patterns are responded to by body and mind. When a person start living or doing that doesn’t suit his body, mind and body respond. Ayurveda doctors confirm that going against the natural way of a constitution is known as Vikruti.