Know your body type

Vata, pitta or kapha- detailed understanding of your body type helps you tailor a personal diet and lifestyle plan for achieving and maintaining your optimum health.As you are reading through the descriptions of vata, pitta, and kapha below, keep in mind that your constitution undoubtedly includes all three doshas. This being the case, you may see elements of each dosha that you identify with and others that are less relevant.


Vata Body Type

Vata individuals are typically very tall (or sometimes very short), very thin, and are often underweight. They tend to have protruding joints and irregular features. Vata-type eyes are small, narrow, dull, and often itchy.1 Their skin is typically grayish, dry, dark, cold, and rough. Their hair—usually in scant amounts—tends to be wiry, dry and dull in appearance. Vata types have difficulty sweating and their movements can be awkward and gangly.

The Vata Mind

Vata types are enthusiastic, vibrant, and quick to learn, but also have very poor memory retention. They are often very creative, flexible, mature, spiritually perceptive and mentally disciplined. Vata types make excellent counselors or teachers and are happiest when surrounded by the beauty of nature. The vata nervous system is usually on alert and vata types can be highly sensitive to sounds. The vata mind tends to be restless, and even a bit scattered. That said, vata types often have profound spiritual potential and can be extremely sensitive and attuned to subtle energies.


Pita Body Type

Pitta individuals typically have toned, athletic bodies, are of medium height, medium build, and they tend to gain weight evenly. Their eyes tend to be hazel, green, or light brown, are of medium size, are sensitive to light, and may require corrective lenses. Pitta type skin is often yellowish or reddish, sensitive, and may be prone to freckles, rash, and sunburn. Pitta individuals usually have straight, reddish hair and are susceptible to premature greying or baldness as well. The pitta voice is sharp and penetrating.

The Pita Mind

The pitta individual is usually quite competitive, success-oriented, and driven. Their pursuits are supported by an innate intelligence, sense of vision, precision, and a natural ability to organize and lead.1 Pitta types are usually courageous, persistent, and energetic but can also be very judgmental and hot-headed (i.e., one may lose one's temper rather suddenly). Pitta types make great administrators, scholars, scientists, teachers, designers and architects. They also enjoy occupying center stage, like to be in control, and often accomplish spectacular things, but they can easily overlook the value of diversity—instead wanting others to approach things exactly as they would. The pitta mind also harbors a great capacity for achieving balance, for living in harmony with the universe. Pitta is closely associated with the sense of sight and pitta types are deeply soothed by visual beauty.

Kapha :

Kapha Body Type

The kapha body is physically strong, compact and wide—with large thighs, hips, buttocks, and chest—and tends to be perpetually overweight. Kapha types typically have large, attractive eyes that are blue or black in color. Their skin is fair, cool and often gleaming. Kapha hair is thick, luxurious, and abundant, usually blond or black, and wavy. Kapha individuals tend to over-produce mucus and other milky secretions, and their voices are soft—often blocked by excess mucus. Kapha types are very graceful, have a natural, erotic sensuality about them, and are usually very fertile.

The Kaph Mind

Kapha types are generally complacent, calm, grounded, nurturing and loving. The Kapha personality is stoic, even-tempered, reliable, and often a cohesive force in the community. Kapha types are natural teachers, parents, healers, chefs, accountants, and technicians.1 They also tend to appreciate dance, poetry, and music. Kapha types move through the world at a slow and methodical pace and are genuinely concerned with the welfare of others. They are very committed to and protective of family and they tend to create a home environment that is nurturing and sustaining for those around them. They can be quite attached to the material world and tend to accumulate possessions.

Understanding our constitutions and the three doshas can be a tremendous tool for understanding these personal nuances and offering support where it matters most. On the whole, the Ayurvedic tradition can help us to organize our lives around promoting improved health and vitality. To this end, we wish you the very best on your journey of self-discovery. Visit SoulKshetra Clinic for Consultation and get a detailed analisys and therapy based on your prakurti ( body type ) Call: 8880336633 |