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The Tridosha Theory In Ayurveda

Tridosha & How to balance Tridosha in Ayurveda ?

In respect of ayurveda philosophy the entire world is part of the five elements -Space, Air, Water, Fire, Earth. The Tridosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are the combination of these five elements.

Tridosha or three body humors theory plays vital role in balancing the health of human body and these three fundamental bodily humours or doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Prakriti or Nature of People:

This theory is also known as prakriti or prakruti, by this theory we have to understand about prakruti of all people.

(1). Vata is known as air or movements and Vata prakriti people nature is cool and calm, so vata equals to cold nature.

(2). Second is Pitta, this is hot, warm and anger. So Pitta is warm in nature.

(3). And last is Kapha, it is down to earth and combination of both water and earth. So Kapha is calm and rough in nature.

The Main Theory:

Body becomes fit and healthy by proper balance of tridosha otherwise suffer from diseases.The main question is how to balance tridosha ? These are described below:-

1. Vata: - Either (Space) + Air:

Vata is composed of the ether and air. It is responsible for movement in the body and mind. It governs breathing, tissue movements, controlling the pulse of heart, blinking and controlling the nervous system of the body.

In Balance, vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, it produces fear and anxiety.

Special Advise to balancing Vata:
  • Meditation
  • Avoid cold and frozen foods.
  • Applying warm or stream bath.
  • Eat spices and warm food.
  • Avoid excessive cold.
  • Maintain a regular routine and give the full comfort to body. 
2. Pitta: - Fire + Water:

Pitta is responsible for metabolism in our body. Pitta controls the digestion, Absorption, nutrition and body temperature.

Balanced Pitta has ability to intelligence and leadership. Out of balance it expresses anger, hatred and jealousy.

Special Advise to balancing Pitta:
  • Avoid Heat and Heat factor foods.
  • Meditation.
  • Avoid Extremes of heat.
  • Limitation of salty foods, salt and heat streaming.
  • Eat non spicy and cold foods.
  • Drink cold Beverages.
  • Avoid oil and oily foods.
3. Kapha:- Water + Earth:

Kapha based on the water principle which related to lubricates, moistens and maintains immunity. It supplies the glue for keep the cells together, created by the combination of earth and water.

In balance, kapha is as love, cool, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it produced attachment, congestion and greed.

Special Advise to balancing Kapha:
  • Keep active and maintain your daily routine.
  • Do some exercise and yoga daily.
  • Avoid heavy, oily and fast foods.
  • Avoid cold and icy foods and drinks.
  • Meditation.
This information and suggestion, you can understood that, how to balance the tridosha and get rid from diseases.

The best medicine to balance these humors is Triphala. You can use Triphala powder to get rid from any diseases.