Ayurveda and The Doshas
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, universal life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We’re all made up of a unique combination of these three forces. Though everyone has some of each, most people tend to have an abundance of one or two of the doshas. This unique combination is determined at the moment of conception and is your own personal blueprint, or Prakriti (nature). As you move through life, the proportion of each of the three doshas constantly fluctuates according to your environment, your diet, the seasons, the climate, your age, and many other factors. As they move into and out of balance, the doshas can affect your health, energy level, and general mood. The state of imbalance is known as your Vikriti, and can be brought back into balance by making adjustments in your daily routine, nutritional intake, and lifestyle choices.