The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha


The doshas refer to the three biological energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that govern all our physical and mental processes. These energies are derived from the five elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. The presence of three doshas is visible through out the human body and mind ranging from complex biological functions to personality traits.

Vata- Space & Air

Vata Dosha

One of the three doshas made of space and air, characterized by movement, coldness, lightness and dryness in the body. When imbalanced it produces pain in various parts of the body.

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What is Pitta Dosha

Pitta Dosha

One of the three doshas made of fire, characterized by heat, temperature and digestion in the body. When imbalanced it produces heat and burning sensation in the body.

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Kapha (Water & Earth)

Kapha Dosha

One of the three doshas made of earth and water, characterized by fluidity, strength and nourishment in the body. When imbalanced it produces heaviness and phlegm in the body.

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Preeti Gupta

About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a certified Ayurveda Consultant practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine and looks forward to being a part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!