Ayurvedic Doshas Vary in the Human Life-cycle

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Ayurveda is a science of well being. It is an ancient medical system which suggests ideas to maintain the balance of the humors or Doshas. These three humors vata, pitta and kapha are greatly responsible for all the physical, psychological functions of the body.

Ayurveda based on the Dosha-theory

Ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India, means the science of life. It is a holistic treatment which aims at healing the whole person. It suggests the balance of the body humors to maintain health. When the balance is lost it results in a condition of dis-ease = disease.

Ayurveda based on the Dosha-theory

Ayurvedic medical system is based on the five-element-theory. Three primary life forces, which are termed as "doshas" or humors, are derived from the five elements of nature. These three humors vata, pitta and kapha are greatly responsible for all the physical, psychological functions of the body. When the balance varies in unsuitable proportions of a person it affects a person’s body, mind and soul.

The three Doshas are not in the same level

The three doshas are not the same throughout the human life. They differ in every cycle of human existence. For example, kapha dosha is responsible for the growth of children. It is responsible for their physical maturity from infancy to teenage.
From teenage to adulthood --say the age 15 to 45 -- pitta dosha is responsible. The third one vata dosha is responsible for the decline of the body. This may occur after the age of 45. This imbalance results in causing arthritic ailments and so on.
These cycles may vary in age according to the individual personality. For example, pitta dosha may extend in some people until the age of 55 to 60.

Balanced humors help good health

The health of every person depends upon the balanced condition of thee three humors. When they are disturbed by diet, weather, lifestyle or state of mind, imbalance occurs in the humors and it ends in illness.

Ayurveda prescribes diet regimens and treatments for maintaining the Doshas in the right proportions of a person.


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author avatar brendamarie
20th Mar 2015 (#)

I love the article very informative.

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2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Thanks for encouragement dear Brenda.

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