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Do you know what Doshas are?

There are many woods to explain the functioning of the body and the human mind. The Western biomedical model explains them mainly through physiology and biochemistry. In Indian Medicine, these concepts are somewhat different: they are integrally grounded in the theory of the five basic elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. For Ayurveda everything in the universe is formed from these elements, such as the human being, plants and foods

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Dosha VATA (ether + air)

About doshas, ​​Profile VATA (ether and air), physical characteristics, power, profile and imbalances. The Vata type individual has a lightweight and flexible structure. The body is small, the muscles are soft, it is little greasy with a tendency to be thin or to be underweight. It appears to be "so loud" or "so low" often. His physical appearance is poorly developed. With "plated" chest, it shows little strength and less resistance than other doshas. Veins are usually prominent.

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Dosha PITTA (fire + water)

It is of the medium type in stature and structure although some individuals may be slender with a delicate appearance. They rarely gain or lose much weight. Their muscular development is moderate and they are usually physically stronger than the Vata. The eyes are clear and may be greyish, green, coppery and prominent. This individual tends to have rosy, flushed skin and may have red hair that tends to be silky. Pitta may become precociously gray or bald, and may have a large, beautifully bald head! Signs and freckles are common in Pitta skin, which tends to be oily, lukewarm and less wrinkled than the skin of a Vata. The teeth are pointed, slightly yellowish and the gums tend to bleed.

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Dosha KAPHA (water + earth)

The Kapha dosha is responsible for the structure of the body. Ayurveda says that Kapha is related to the principles of land and water in nature. It is typically heavy, stable, firm, cold, oily, slow, inert and soft, and people of the Kapha type are characterized by these material qualities. The Kapha guy is blessed with a strong, healthy, well-developed body. The trunk is broad and expanded, the muscles are strong and broad and the bones heavy. With this strong constitution, predominantly composed of elements of earth and water, Kapha tends to gain weight and have difficulty losing it, being overweight and cheeky. To further complicate the situation, Kapha usually has slow digestion and metabolism.

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