3 Dosha Theory

Vata, Pitta & Kapha are the 3 Doshas. In the body, they destroy & support, sustain & maintain, when they are imbalanced or balanced.

We all have our own unique mind-body constitution given at conception which is unchanging. Our unique mix of Vata, Pitta and Kapha is called Prakruti.

Regardless of our unique Prakruti or mind-body constitution, we all can, and do, go out of balance (Vikriti).

This can happen in any or all of the doshas, which is why it’s important to have an Ayurveda practitioner assess you seasonally or periodically or if you have some new symptoms.

There are many things that cause us to go out of balance including time of life, season, environment, work, lifestyle, diet, stress, genetic weaknesses, suppressed traumas and emotions.

Ayurveda teaches us to catch these imbalances early (before they lead to illness and disease) and restore through attention to daily routines, diet, lifestyle, herbal support and therapeutic bodyworks and counselling.