(Water & Earth) is the energy of lubrication and structure.
The function of Kapha provides lubrication to the body and maintains strength to the joints, organs, muscles & bones, skin and immunity. Kapha natured people tend to have a full bodied- strong build, have thick hair, large eyes and sweet radiant skin. The main locations of Kapha in the body are stomach, lungs, chest, lymph, fat tissues, mucous membrane, throat, head, and upper body.
The mind tends to be calm and steady, have strong endurance, strong immune system, and steady appetite. They are loving, compassionate, nurturing, peacemakers and create stability. When Kapha Dosha becomes imbalanced digestion & metabolism tend to slow down resulting in weight gain & water retention, excessive sleep, depression, emotional attachments, possessiveness, envy, congestive disorders, and diabetes. Qualities of Kapha are moist, cold, heavy, static, sticky and soft.
Kapha slogan: “Don’t worry be happy”
(Fire & Water) is the energy of transformation.
Pitta governs metabolism, digestion, and energy. Pitta natured people tend to be medium built with medium height, muscular build, have oily skin and tend to have warm body temperature. The main locations of Pitta in the body are small intestines & stomach, skin, eyes, sweat glands, liver, spleen, blood, and lymph.
The mind is sharp and highly focused, have great skin complexion, they are energetic, competitive, and courageous, they have great digestion as the fire/Agni is burning. They are great teachers, communicators, blessed with wisdom, highly disciplined and excellent leaders. When Pitta Dosha becomes imbalanced they tend to anger quickly, have excessive body heat, may suffer from acid reflux, ulcers, heartburn, indigestion, excess/toxic blood creating inflammation and infection and skin rashes. Qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, acidic, light and have a fiery nature.
Pitta slogan: “My way or the highway”
(Space & Air) is the subtle energy that is associated with movement and change.
Vata is like the wind as it gives motion to everything. People with Vata natures are physically light, have flexible bodies, tend to have dry skin, thin hair, cold hands and feet. The main locations of Vata in the body are the colon, pelvic organs, thighs, legs, bones, lungs, skin, ears, brain and nervous system.
The mind is active, sleep patterns change and digestive system can be sensitive. They are very intuitive, enthusiastic, energetic and creative – Vata’s are always on the go & love to travel. When unbalanced they are prone to anxiety, worry, stress, fear, and insomnia. When Vata Dosha becomes imbalanced they tend to become constipated, have weight loss, restlessness, digestive imbalances, joint/ muscle issues, weak immune & nervous system. Qualities of Vata are dry, light, cold, subtle, changing, mobile and rough.
Vata slogan: “Can I change my mind”