Vata Element: Air
• People born with Vata as their primary dosha are energetic, creative,
and natural risk-takers who often initiate projects; however, when
Vata is out of balance, they experience nervousness, anxiety, fear,
fatigue, and depression.
• Other physical signs of Vata imbalance include constipation, dryness,
flatulence, weight fluctuations, poor circulation, decreased sweating,
• Feeling easily exhausted. Those with excess Vata or who have Vata as
their primary dosha should concentrate on calming their anxiety and
turning their fear into joy and fatigue into energy by following the
Ayurvedic principles for reducing Vata.
Vata Dosha Body
It is Combination of Ether and Air
Pitta Element: Fire
• People born with Pitta as their primary dosha are natural leaders and
administrators, capable to take precise, decisive, and focused action;
however, when Pitta is out of balance, they experience mood
fluctuations, irritability, increased body temperature, restlessness,
• Other physical signs of Pitta imbalance include broken capillaries,
weight fluctuation, sweatiness, sleeplessness, and an over-active
mind. Those with excess Pitta or who have Pitta as their primary
dosha should focus on turning irritability into focused, positive action,
and balancing body temperature and moods, by following the
Ayurvedic principles for reducing Pitta.
Kapha Element: Earth
• People born with Kapha as their primary dosha are the pillars of their
• They have the ability to “follow-through,” seeing projects to completion,
and are affectionate and good-natured, experiencing the least mood
fluctuations of the three doshas; however, when Kapha is out of balance,
they experience sluggishness, feelings of being “stuck in a rut,” strong
attachments, addictions, possessiveness, over-sensitivity, and laziness.
• Other physical symptoms of Kapha imbalance include excess weight,
cellulite, lack of motivation, and puffiness.
• Those with excess Kapha or who have Kapha as a primary dosha should
turn stagnant energy into activity, find freedom from attachments and
addictions, and be creators of their own positive choices, by following the
Ayurvedic principles for reducing Kapha.
Location of Doshas
If you’re well, the doshas are safely in their homes, as follows:
• Vata is located mainly in your colon.
• Pitta lives mainly in your small intestine.
• Kapha resides primarily in your stomach and lungs.