Lesson Two will focus on the three doshas and their identification process.
By understanding our individual constitution and functioning, we can attain the desired state of health and wealth.
Let’s begin with the first dosha: Vata.
Vata represents the energy of movement and is closely associated with the wind and air elements.
It embodies creativity and flexibility.
Within the body, Vata governs various movements such as breath, heartbeat, muscle contractions, tissue mobility, cellular functions, and communication within the nervous system and mind.
Emotionally, balanced Vata individuals are seen as inspirational, while imbalanced Vata may exhibit scattered, spacey, and anxious traits.
Imbalance in Vata can lead to fear, anxiety, isolation, loneliness, exhaustion, physical and energetic depletion, disrupted communication, as well as abnormal movements like tics, tremors, and muscle spasms.
Refer to your workbook for a comprehensive list of symptoms indicating Vata imbalance.
Next, let’s explore Pitta.
Pitta represents the energy of transformation and is closely linked to the fire element, although it manifests as a liquid in living organisms, with water as its secondary element.
Pitta is associated with intelligence, comprehension, and the digestion of food, thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
It governs metabolism, body temperature, nutrition, and the light of understanding.
Emotionally, balanced Pitta individuals display determination and focus, whereas imbalanced Pitta can evoke fiery emotions such as frustration, anger, jealousy, and criticism.
Imbalanced Pitta may contribute to inflammatory disorders throughout the body’s organs and tissues.
Consult your workbook for a comprehensive list of symptoms indicating Pitta imbalance.
Lastly, let’s discuss Kapha.
Kapha is primarily associated with the earth and water elements.
It embodies the watery energies of love and compassion.
Kapha provides hydration to cells and systems, lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, maintains immunity, and protects tissues.
Emotionally, balanced Kapha individuals demonstrate stability and security, while imbalanced Kapha may induce attachment, greed, possessiveness, stubbornness, lethargy, and resistance to change.
Physically, Kapha tends to cause stagnation and congestion in organs and tissues, including the mind.
Refer to your workbook for a comprehensive list of symptoms indicating Kapha imbalance.
This lesson includes action items to support your journey towards wellness, wisdom, and wealth. The attached quiz will help you identify your dosha type and pinpoint common symptoms of imbalance. Please take the time to complete these exercises before proceeding. In the next lesson, we will explore the power of detox and its benefits in realigning your body.
Which dosha are you?
What are your most common symptoms of imbalance: