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What is Pitta Dosha?

What is Pitta Dosha?

by Vaidya Vishwanath July 27, 2022

In Sanskrit, the word pitta translates as 'fire energy,' which makes sense when you consider that pitta dosha governs digestion, metabolism, and transformation. Pitta dosha maintains body temperature, digestion of food and assimilates nutrients, kindles digestive fire, and produces digestive enzymes and hormones. Here are some of the physiological actions controlled and monitored by pitta dosha!

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What Is Vata Dosha?

What Is Vata Dosha?

by Vaidya Vishwanath July 20, 2022

Vata is a Sanskrit word that means “the wind”. Ayurveda says that vata dosha governs all communication and movement, as well as blood flow, breathing, body movements, expression of speech, and regulation of metabolism. It's also the motivating force behind the other two doshas, pitta and kapha, as they are inert by nature.

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Agni: The Metabolic Fire

Agni: The Metabolic Fire

by Vaidya Vishwanath July 13, 2022

Agni is the Ayurvedic word for digestive fire and is a powerful transformative factor responsible for digesting and metabolizing food. It is also known as the biological fire and is a very important component for metabolic physiology and pathology. Essentially, Agni determines our longevity, vitality, life force, strength, energy, and clarity of mind.

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Ama the Root Cause of Disease

Ama the Root Cause of Disease

by Vaidya Vishwanath July 06, 2022

Ayurveda’s protocol for preventing symptoms of disease and maintaining health is to first correct imbalanced digestion with proper food, spices, and herbs. If digestion is disturbed, it leads to symptoms that cause nutritional deficiencies that manifest into symptoms of the disease.

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Grishma Ritucharya - Self Care for Summer Season

Grishma Ritucharya - Self Care for Summer Season

by Vaidya Vishwanath June 30, 2022

Grishma ritu occurs from July through mid-September and is the last season of Aadaan Kaala, the half year period of Uttarayana when the sun is moving toward the northern hemisphere. The intensity of the sun’s rays during this season is high and causes the depletion of kapha or moisture and cooling properties from the atmosphere.

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Dinacharya for Kapha Mind and Body Type

Dinacharya for Kapha Mind and Body Type

by Vaidya Vishwanath June 22, 2022

What does a kapha dominant person need to maintain their best health throughout their life? Kapha people normally have a strong body structure with excellent endurance and stamina. They have large, soft eyes with smooth, radiant skin and thick hair. Those who are predominantly kapha sleep soundly and have regular digestion.

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Dinacharya for Pitta Mind and Body Type

Dinacharya for Pitta Mind and Body Type

by Vaidya Vishwanath June 15, 2022

Let’s learn how to balance Pitta dosha! Pitta dosha consists of two elements: fire and water. Pitta is heating, slightly oily, sharp, penetrating, and fluid. It governs all mind and body transformations, like the processing of thoughts, ideas, and emotions as well as all inputs from the five senses and food.

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Dinacharya for Vata Mind and Body Type

Dinacharya for Vata Mind and Body Type

by Vaidya Vishwanath June 09, 2022

What does a vata dominant person need to maintain their best health throughout their life? Since vata dosha consists of the elements air and space, their characteristics are cold, light, dry, rough, flowing and expansive. Vata people are usually described as having a petite, slender body with delicate facial features and soft skin, as well as a mind that is energetic, creative, and spiritual.

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Dinacharya the Path to Longevity and Living Well

Dinacharya the Path to Longevity and Living Well

by Vaidya Vishwanath May 13, 2022

An Ayurvedic practitioner will personalize your dinacharya plan by considering your dosha (prakriti), climate (desha), age (daha), activity (acharya), and imbalance (vikriti). When the effects of all these factors are considered, a personalized dinacharya plan becomes a powerful tool for improving and maintaining your best health.

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