Find Your Ayurveda Prakruti:vata,pita and Kapha

Ayurveda is an ancient way of treatment that is practicing in India.In Ayurveda, our body is divided into three priorities(constitution) Vata, Pita, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in these structure leads to diseases. It is crucial to find our body type to prevent and cure diseases.

Vata Prakriti(Vata constitution):

Vata Prakriti is a combination of air and space. This Prakriti helps us to move forward.Vata Prakriti people have few unique personality traits. That will help us to find our bodily type.

1.Normally the person who has Vata Prakriti is physically underdeveloped, and his chest is flat, his veins, muscle fibers, and tendons are visible.

2.Vata Prakriti person’s complexion is brown, his skin is cold.rough.dry and cracked.

3. Vata Prakriti person; ‘s has only a few moles on his body, and it tends to be dark.

4.Vaata persons are normally either too short or too tall, with thin frames that reveal prominent joints and bone-ends because of poor muscle development.

5. Vata Prakriti person’s hair is curly and scanty, The eyes may be sunken, small, the eyelashes are thin and the eyes lusterless, dry, active and the conjunctiva is dry a muddy.

6. Vata Prakriti person’s nails were rough and brittle.

7.Vata Prakriti person’s nose is bent and turned up.

8.Normally person’s who has Vata Prakriti has variable appetite and digestion.

9.These people crave sewer, sour and salty tastes and like hot drinks.

10.Vata Prakriti person;s has less and disturbed sleep than other priorities.

11.Vata person’s hands and feet are cold.

12. These individuals are creative, alert and restless.

13.Vata persons can do things fast, but they are easily fatigued.

14. Psychological traits of Vata person are they have a quick understanding but forgets quickly. Willpower is subtle and reasoning is fragile they are fearful, nervous, worried and anxious.

All constitutional type exhibits certain patterns in interactions with the external environment. Vata people are quick to earn money and spend it quickly.
Thus, they tend to stay sick.

People having a Vata constitution are prone to diseases listed under Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak, and Apana-Vayu mudras

Pitta Prakriti (constitution):

1. Pitta Prakriti person’s height is medium, slender, and his body frame may be delicate.
2.Pita person’s chest is not flat, and he shows a medium prominence of veins and muscle tendons.
3.Pita person has more moles on their body, and they are freckles that are bluish or brownish red.
4.Pita person’s bones are not prominent like Vata and muscles are moderate.
5. The complexion of pita person is coppery, yellowish, reddish or fair.
6. The skin of pita person is warm and less wrinkled than Vata skin.
7. Pita person has a tendency to hair loss and premature graying. His hair is thin, red or brownish.
8. The eyes of pita Prakriti person are gray, green or copper-brown and sharp; the eyeballs are of medium prominence.
9. The conjunctiva is moist and copper-colored. The nails are soft.
10 .The pita person nose is sharp, and tip tends to be reddish.
11.Physiologically, these people have a strong metabolism, good digestion and therefore, healthy appetites. The person of pitta constitution usually takes large quantities of food and liquid. Pitta types have a natural craving for sweet, bitter and astringent tastes and enjoy cold drinks. Their sleep is of medium duration but uninterrupted. They produce a high volume of urine, and the stools are yellowish, liquid, soft and plentiful. There is a tendency toward excessive perspiring. The body temperature may run slightly high, and hands and feet tend to be warm. Pitta people do not tolerate sunlight, heat or hard work.
Psychologically, Pitta people have a god power on comprehension; they are brilliant and sharp and tend to be good orators. They have emotional tendencies toward hate, anger and jealousy.
They are ambitious people who like to be leaders. Pitta people appreciate material prosperity, and they tend to be moderately well-off financially. They enjoy exhibiting their wealth and luxurious possessions.

People having a pitta constitution are prone to diseases listed under the Prithvi-vardhak, Pitta_shaamak, and Shank mudras.

Kapha constitution

1. Kapha Prakriti person has a well-developed body.
2. Normally all overweight people are belong to this Prakriti.
3.Kapha Prakriti person’s chest was expanded and broad.
4.Normally the veins and tendons pf Kapha Prakriti are not obvious because of their thick skin and developed muscles.
5.The complexion of Kapha person is fair and bright.
6.The skin of Kapha Prakriti person is soft, lustrous and oily; it is cold and pale.
7. The eyes are dense and black or blue; the white of the eye is very white, large and attractive.
8.The conjunctiva does not tend to redness.
9. The physiological traits of Kapha person are, He has regular appetites, digestion is low, his movements are slow.
10. Kapha Prakriti person has craved pungent, bitter and astringent foods. Stools are soft and may be pale in color; Evacuation is slow. Their perspiration is moderate. Sleep is sound and prolonged. There is a strong, vital capacity evidenced by good stamina, and Kapha people are healthy, happy and peaceful.

Psychologically, they tend to be tolerant, calm, forging and loving; however, they also exhibit traits of greed, attachment, envy and possessiveness. Their comprehension is slow but definite; once they understand something, that knowledge is retained.
Kapha people tend to be wealthy. They earn money and are God at holding on to it.
People having a Kapha constitution are prone to develop disease listed under the Prithvi-shaamak, Kapha-shaamak, and Linga Mudras.

The general features of the three individual structures have been described above. However, it is often seen that people have mix(compound) constitutions
1. Vatta+Pitta constitution, where both Vata and Pitta are in Excess.
2. Vata + Kapha constitution, where both Vata and Kapha are in Excess.
3.Pitta + Kapha constitution, where both Pitta and Kapha are in Excess.
4. Vata + Kapha+Pitta constitution, where all the three senses of humor are at fault(hence called Tridosha). To judge your personality see the features below:

Features Vatta Pitta Kapha
Mind,Nature great initiative; fast speed of work; however, can not sustain efforts timid, fearful, indecisive, impatient(restless), moody ,unreliable very few friends Moderate initiative; Irritable, angry, proud, quarrelsome, jealous few friends Lacks enthusiasm;slow speed of work; however, can work tirelessly , Calm patient, reliable many friends
Memory poor Moderate Excellent
Reaction to temperature /weather Ailments worse in autumn. Intolerance of the wind and cold climate. Liking for the sunshine, warmth. Ailments worse in summer. Intolerance of heat. Living for cool weather Ailments worse in spring and monsoon.Intolerance of dampness and humidity, Liking for warmth
Sensitivity Intolerance of pain, noise Intolerance of stress, noise Intolerance of fast-life
Stamina/endurance Low Medium Excellent
Body-Frame Lean, short or tall, light –weight. Weight hard to gain, easy to lose Moderately built yet delicate. Weight stable Broad, heavy, fleshy. Weight easy to obtain, hard to miss
Head-size small Medium Large
Face small forehead, thin eyebrows. Big, restless, muddy eyes. Thin, unequal lips Medium forehead ,Medium eyebrows, Yellow, piercing eyes that turn red from anger , sunshine or alcohol; Lips red Broad forehead, Thick bushy eyebrows, Big white lustrous eyes; Lips thick and moist
Speech and voice Voice feeble, hoarse; speech unsteady, faltering, stammering Voice clear; speech sharp cutting Voice sweet, soft, loud and clear
Gait(walk) Quick, irregular noisy Stable Slow
Movements Short and fast; tremors, shivering Sharp and precise Slow and steady
Hunger Irregular, frequent, excessive Strong; can not undertake a fast Less, but can eat a lot; can also undertake a fast
Liking for Hot foods and drinks sweets; cold foods and drinks Hot; spicy, bitter foods; dry foods
Digestion unreliable Strong and fast burning in digestive tract strong and slow
Stools Irregualr evacuation ; constipation ,flatulence(gas) Multiple, yellow, lose, bulky; sometimes bloody regular evacuation. Stools well formed; occasionally mucous-laden
thirst Capricious, less Excessive; desires cold water Normal
Urine scanty, difficult Yellow, red, hot burning Pale, profuse, milky
Sweat little, if at all profuse, foul-smelling Little
Sleep Light, interrupted with eyes half open; Grinds teeth in sleep Moderate Long and sound
Dreams Trees, mountains, running, jumping, flying sun fire, lightning, violence water, lakes, birds
Menses Irregular, scanty, painful; blood dark Excessive, painful; blood bright red Moderate with heaviness in abdomen; blood pale
Skin Cold, dry, cracked; Nails brittle; complexion dark Hot, yellow or red(rashes), mature Cold, delicate; there may be itching without rashes.
Hair Dry, rough, curly Soft, sparse, balding; premature greying Long, dense, oily.
Joints Loose. Creaking; Prominent, projecting bones moderately, high, hot, reddish firm, stable, covered by flesh

If you gave many more V’s than P’s or K’s, you have a Vata constitution.
If you gave many more P’s than V’s or K’s, you have a Pitta constitution.
If you gave many more K’s than P’s or V’s, you have a Kapha constitution.
If you have more and almost equal V’s and P’s, you have Vatta+Pitta constitution.
If you have more and almost identical V’s and K’s, you have Vatta+Kapha constitution.
If you have more and almost equal K’s and P’s, you have Kapha+Pitta constitution.
If you have more or less same V’s, P’s and K’s you have Tridosha(Tri =three dosha= faults).

A balance between these three senses of humor is vital for good health; imbalance of any one or more results in disease. In present times, a perfect balance of these three senses of humor is seldom seen.Due to hereditary factors, one humor dominates the other two right from birth, giving the person a Prakriti or a constitution. For example, a person who has an excess of vaata humor in his body is said to be possessing a Vata-constitution or suffering from Vata-dosha(dosha=fault or imbalance),Similarly, people having an excess of Pitta humor or Kapha humor in their bodies are said to be possessing pitta constitution or Kapha constitution respectively. Such dosha develops specific traits and susceptibility in the owner, rendering him prone to certain diseases.
It may also happen that two (or sometimes all three) humor are deranged(i.e., in excess). Such people are said to be having mix constitutions.

To balance these three senses of humor for proper health we have methods like Mudra, Yoga and Brahmavidya.

Samaan mudra is very useful for balance all the constitution.