Balancing our Doshas
Updated: May 10, 2021
Did you know that there are three energies or elements that exist called Doshas, and these Doshas help to create balance in our life? (Balance = when our bodies and minds are in harmony). Each person is unique in our mind/body constitutional make-up, and our elemental life force is made up of three fundamental universal energies. These consist of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These Doshas are the elemental forces which flow through our bodies in varying combinations, creating balance or disturbance. Doshas are affected by our lifestyle, thoughts, individual characteristics and tendencies.
The Vata Dosha is made up of air and ether, and inspires quick, imaginative, and creative thought. The temperament within this elemental force welcomes new experiences and is excitable/energetic.
The Pitta Dosha is made up of fire and water, and inspires sharp, direct, organized, and precise thought. The temperament within this elemental force is passionate, driven ,and courageous.
The Kapha Dosha is made up of water and earth, and inspires detail-oriented, steady, and consistent thought. The temperament within this elemental force is thoughtful, forgiving, sweet, and content.
These Dosha elements are portrayed in our personality through our mind, routine, and stress response. One of the things that can help balance our Doshas is yoga. When one force is stronger than the other, this may create some tension in our bodies, and yoga helps to release that stagnant energy. Like a meal, yoga contains all different types of poses (Sitting, standing, reclined, expansive, contractive, upward and downward movements). By integrating a combination of these movements, you’re working to balance not only your Doshas but also your chakras.