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Ayurveda has got a unique method of classifying different
persons into different categories according to their body types & habits. The
Ayurvedic treatment given to a person depends greatly on his or her body
type. Therefore, it would be proper for you to judge your body type before
we go further. The three body types have been explained under Ayurveda:
Physically such people are either very tall or very short, non-
muscular, with thin and bony limbs and have a quick gait with short fast
steps. Skin is generally thin, darkish and cool. The hair is thin, dark,
coarse and either kinky or curly. The face is usually long and angular,
often with an underdeveloped chin. The neck is thin and scrawny. Nose is
small and narrow. May be long, crooked or asymmetrical also. Eyes tend to be
small, narrow or sunken, dark brown or gray in color, with dull luster. The
mouth being small, with thin, narrow or tight lips. Teeth are irregular,
protruding, or broken, set in receding gums. And while the voice is weak,
low or cracked, speech is fast with interruptions.
Creativity ~ Enthusiasm ~ Freedom ~
Generosity ~ Joy ~ Vitality
Vata people have restless minds and weak
memories. They avoid confrontation. Have active and sensitive natures and
express themselves through sport and creative pursuits. Likely to be
artistic and creative with a good imagination, they will sometimes
overindulge in pleasures. And are sexually the most active. Fearful,
worrisome and anxious they are into questioning, theorising and
over-analysis. Often dissatisfied with and unable to sustain friendships,
they spend money quickly, often on trifles. With light, interrupted sleep of
5-7 hours a day.
A moderately well developed physique with mascular limbs and
a purposeful, stable gait of medium speed. With a loud, strong voice and
precise, convincing speech. The skin is fair, soft, lusterous, warm, and
tends to burn easily in the sun – has freckles, many moles, and a tendency
to rashes. And the bodies are hot and sweaty. Characterised by fine and
soft, either fair or reddish hair that tends to gray soon. Face is
heart-shaped, often with a pointed chin. While the neck is proportionate and
of average size. A neat, pointed, and average sized nose matches the average
sized eyes that are either light blue, light gray or hazel in color, with an
intense luster which get red in summer or after bathing. The mouth being
medium, with average lips and medium-sized, yellowish teeth.
Ambition ~ Concentration ~
Confidence ~ Courage ~ Enthusiasm for knowledge ~ Happiness ~ Intelligence
Pittas have an intellectual and precise
disposition due to a very alert, focussed mind. Sharp and knife-like in
anger, they are irritable, jealous and aggressive by nature. Discriminating
and judgemental, they are articulate, learned and proud. With a developed
sense of responsibility, they can take decisions and organise affairs well.
Argumentative, but with a sense of humour, their selectively excellent
memory makes them fast learners. Moderately passionate in their sexual
pursuits, they spend moderately, usually on luxuries.
A thick, broad, well-developed frame and large, long limbs
go well with a pleasant, deep and resonant voice with low, slow, rhythmic
speech. The skin is usually thick, oily, pale or white and cold. Plentiful,
thick, wavy, lusterous and generally brown hair is set on a large, rounded
and full face. The neck is solid, with a near tree-trunk quality. A large,
rounded nose and large, attractive, blue or light brown in color eyes are
found in a mouth that is large with big, full lips. Teeth too are big and
white and set in strong gums.
Caring ~ Centeredness ~ Compassion
~ Contentment ~ Faith ~ Fulfillment ~ Groundedness ~ Patience ~ Sense of
being nourished ~ Stability ~ Support ~ Tenderness
predominated people are calm, steady, considerate - stable, patient
personalities they are slow to anger. Not easily provoked, once angry they
do not calm down easily. They are honourable, true to their word and avoid
lies. Loyal, forgiving and understanding, they can be lethargic, even lazy,
if not driven by others. Learning may be slow but memory will be strong.
Excellent in logical analysis, they take time before reaching conclusions.
Long hours of deep sleep and a strong, enduring sex drive come naturally.
While they do save money, it does get spent on food. And there can at times
be an element of dullness, given that a kapha
mind is usually too content to seek fresh mental stimulation.
Factors that increase vata
Explosure to cold , no routine in yur life, eating to much
dry, frozen or leftover food, or food with bitter, pungent or astringents
Fasting, too much traveling, too much or inappropriate exercise, suppressing
natural urges, abdominal surgery.
Not oiling the skin.
Factors that increase pitta
Exposure to heat, eating too much red meat, salt, spicy or
sour foods. Indigestion and irregularity of meals. Exercising at midday,
Drugs especially antibiotics.
Too much intellectual work/thinking. Alcohol, Fatigue. Anger,Hate fear,
Factors that increase kapha
Exposure to cold , eating too much sweet ,meat ,fats,
cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt, fried food, excessive use of salt.
Excessive intake of water , taking naps after meals. Doing nothing .Sedative
and tranquilizers. Doubts, greed, and possessiveness. Lack of comapation
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