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The Ayurvedic Body Types and Their Characteristics Video


June 26, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Videos


Ayurvedic Vata Pitta Kapha

Ayurvedic Body Types

Ayurvedic Philosophy classifies people into three personality types. Ayurvedic Medicine sees these personality types as indicators of certain types of ailments and physical characteristics. Ayurvedic Philosophy believes these characteristics are also worth considering when choosing a life partner. The three types are Vata, Pitta, Kapha.

In this video, Dr. Korde speaks about the chief characteristics of each dosha (physical appearance, behavior patterns, food habits and mental bend) and also offers insights on how each personality type gets along with the others in day to day life and while forming relationships.

Vata Types

Vata types are lean and active. Vata types are frequently on the move and cannot stay in one place for a long time. Vata types often eat poorly and do not always good digestion. Vata personalities find it difficult to sit still. Vata types do well in hot climates. The Vata type tolerates heat but can’t tolerate cold. The mental bent of a Vata personality is unfocused, and fickle.

Pitta Types

Pitta personality types are short tempered. Pitta types get angry easily and can tolerate cold better than they tolerate heat. Pitta types do well in cooler climates. The Pitta type is more likely to get angry fast in hotter weather. Pitta types digest food quickly and do not tolerate hunger well. Pitta types do best when they eat every three hours.

Kapha Types

Kapha personalities are slower paced and do not anger easily. Kapha personality types are often calm and sometimes complacent. Kapha personalities are firm in their judgements, and like to have many friends. Kapha types are very social. Kapha types sleep deep and often have a large body type.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic medicine sees each type as responding differently to different types of diets and treatments. This is fairly foreign to the thinking of Western medicine, which often espouses to what is good for one person is good for another. Ayurvedic medicine is not the only philosophy that sees a correlation between personality and temperament and the health and treatment of the patient. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy also make treatment decisions based on the personality type exhibited by the patient.

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