The Vata-Pitta-Kapha Ayurveda type is naturally in balance, as all three Doshas (life forces) are present in approximately equal proportions. A meditative, harmonious lifestyle seems to be inherent in this type of person.
The individual constitution of a person is derived from the relationship of the three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Because this innate constitutional type predetermines how we are doing physically, mentally, and emotionally, it is of the utmost importance in Ayurveda medicine.
It is quite rare that Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are equally pronounced in a human being, a state that is also called the TriDosha. When this is the case, a natural balance is present that is the foundation of health, fitness, and wellbeing par excellence.
Character of the Vata-Pitta-Kapha Type
The poise of Vata-Pitta-Kapha types stands out above all. Nothing flusters them. They are neither lethargic nor wound up; their mind is alert and relaxed. In short, they are the happy types, at peace with themselves.
Should it happen that a Vata-Pitta-Kapha type negates his/her nature, Vata, Pitta, or Kapha can get out of line. In this case, the typical characteristic features of the respective Dosha occur, including disorders can occur.
Physical Characteristics of the Vata-Pitta-Kapha Type
There is also little to be said concerning the physique of the TriDosha Ayurveda type, since it is usually a medium build. In other words, such a person is neither too slender nor too corpulent and radiates peace and strength.
Typical Vata-Pitta-Kapha Disorders
If Vata-Pitta-Kapha types – who are inherently at ease and in harmony – eat the wrong foods, travel too much, and do not stay true to themselves over a longer period of time, Vata issues such as sleep disorders, digestive disorders, and anxiety may occur. Pitta disorders such as gastritis, heat flashes, difficulty falling asleep, and mushy bowl movements are also possible. If Kapha acts against the Vata and Pitta disorders, obesity, lethargy and depressions may occur.
Health Tips for Vata-Pitta-Kapha Types
As people with a Vata-Pitta-Kapha constitution are usually in balance, only a few regulating measures can be recommended. Should the digestion fire Agni get out of balance, Plumbago Zeylanica (Bai 01) is recommended, and a short-term purification with the “Three Fruits” (Bai 35) is also a gentle measure option.
Cyavanprash, the Amla fruit jam (Bai 203), can be used as Rasayana (rejuvenation agent). The diet should be well balanced and contain all the elements so that the already existing balance can be maintained.
The Best Diet for Vata-Pitta-Kapha Types
Warm, well-seasoned food and drinks are the best for the TriDosha person. Due to the balanced digestive strength, this Ayurveda type can also digest cabbage and legumes with ease.
The following list of beneficial foods helps to pacify the more dominant Dosha during the respective season: Kapha is the most active from February to May, Pitta from June to September, and Vata dominates from October to January.
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