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Exasperating Conditions for Vata, Pitta and Kapha Dosha in Ayurveda/Ayurvedic Living


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According to some inclusive concepts of Ayurvedic knowledge, maintaining a balanced state of Doshas assists with overall well-being. The concepts below offer insight into what may cause exasperation and how it may manifest in certain conditions or stages of life.


Exasperation of Vata Dosha


Astringent, bitter, pungent foods

Being physically overactive

Cold, dry foods

Fasting

Grievance

Interrupted sleep and patterns

Stress

Suppression


Natural Conditions, Exasperation and Vata Dosha


After food digestion

Cloudy, rainy season

Elderly stage of life

Evening

Winter season


Imbalance of Vata Dosha May Present Itself As:


Anxiety

Arthritis

Astringent taste in the mouth

Bloating, distention of the abdomen, flatulence

Challenge in breathing

Circulatory issues

Constipation

Cramps

Dizziness

Dry or rough skin texture

Fatigue

Headache

Hypertension

Insomnia

Joint discomfort

Sensitivity to cold environments or experiences

Strength loss

Uneasiness

Weight loss


Exasperation of Pitta Dosha


Alcohol

Anger

Being physically overactive, especially in the afternoon heat

Fear

Fermented, sour beverages

Hot, spicy foods

Overexposure to the sun

Pungent, salty foods


Natural Conditions, Exasperation and Pitta Dosha


Afternoon

Autumn season

During the digestive process

Middle stage of life

Summer season


Imbalance of Pitta Dosha May Present Itself As:


Acne

Aggravation

Anger

Diarrhea

Fever

Heat intolerance

Hemorrhoids

Increased hunger

Inflammation

Irritation upon skipping meals

Pyrosis/Acid Indigestion

Skin rashes

Sour taste in the mouth

Ulcers


Exasperation of Kapha Dosha


Being inactive, ignoring exercise

Dairy foods/products

Excessive intake of fish, excess meat

Excessive sleep

Fatty, sweet foods

Foods that are oily

Foods with excess liquid

High-calorie foods


Natural Conditions, Exasperation and Kapha Dosha


Childhood

Earliest part of digestion

Early day

Immediately after intake of food

Spring season


Imbalance of Kapha Dosha May Present Itself As:


Cold, cough

Cold sweat

Excessive increase in weight

Excessive mucus

Frequent urination

Heavy white coating on the tongue

Lethargy

Metabolic imbalance

Oily hair

Oily skin

Overeating linked to emotions

Routine difficulty, especially during the early day

Slow bowel movement

Strength loss


This information is provided for general informational purposes and is not a substitute or definitive to replace physicians' care.



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