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  • Writer's pictureKotian Ayurveda


Human body is made up of 5 elements called pancha mahabhoota {Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jala), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Space (Aakash)} and the various combination of them forms tridosha called Vata, Pitta, Kapha.

Tri doshas are responsible for a person’s physiological, mental, and emotional health. An individual’s unique ratio of vata, pitta and kapha is said to define their Prakriti (body constitution).

Vata dosha consists of the two elements air and space and its attributes are described as cold, light, dry, rough, mobile, and Subtle.

Pitta dosha formed out of fire and water elements. Its properties are described as hot, light, sharp, oily (little less unctuousness), liquid, and mobile.

Kapha dosha consists of earth and water. Its properties can be described as unctuous, stable, heavy, slow, cold, greasy, stable and smooth.

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