The 3 Doshas of Ayurvedic Medicine
- Vata: Vata energy is in charge of mobility, motion, circulation, and breathing. When those are in balance, vata personality types are known as creative and energetic. However, when they are out of balance, vata types can become fearful, stressed, and scatter-brained.
- Pitta: Pitta energy is responsible for metabolic activity, including body temperature, digestion, energy levels, and the absorption of nutrients. Pitta personality types are hard-working and driven when they are balanced. On the other hand, an imbalance can cause anger and aggression.
- Kapha: Kapha is known as the nourishing dosha. It moisturizes the cells and organs to help support a strong, healthy immune system. Kapha personality types tend to be grounded, supportive, and loving when they're in balance. An imbalance can cause a kapha to become lazy, insecure, envious, and depressed.