The Dosha Chart

  VATA PITTA KAPHA
Function Controls Movement Controls Metabolism Controls Structure
Keyword: Changeable Intense Relaxed
Governs: Colon Intestines, Stomach Relaxed
Dominant Senses: Sound, Touch Sight Taste, Smell
Properties: Cold, Dry, Light, Rough Hot, Light, Sharp, Moist Cold, Heavy, Wet, Sticky
Composed of: Air (& Space) Fire (& Water) Water (& Earth)
Aggravated by (Avoid): - Wind
- Caffeine
- Traveling
- Irregular routine
- Irregular meals
- Cold, dry weather
- Excessive mental Work
- Heat
- Alcohol
- Smoking
- Pressure
- Stress
- spicy or salty foods
- Excessive activity
Cold
Damp
Oversleeping
Overeating
Heavy foods
Too little variety in life
Diet
To keep in balance, favor:
Tastes:
- Sweet
- Sour
- Salty
- Warm foods
Tastes:
- Sweet
- Astringent
- Bitter
- Cold foods (not cold)
Tastes:
- Bitter
- Pungent
- Astringent
- Warm, light foods
Digestion Tends to Be: Variable, delicate Strong, intense Slow, heavy
Recommended Exercise for Balance:

Activities:
Low-impact:

- Yoga
- Walking
- Dancing

Activities:
Competitive or team sports:

- Baseball
- Tennis
- Swimming

Activities:
Stimulating, regular exercise:

- Body building
- Running

Season: November - February
(Cold & Dry)
July - October
(Hot)
March - June
(Cold & Wet)
Primary Color to Balance: Yellow Blue Red
When in Balance You Are: - Enthusiastic
- Alert
- Flexible
- Creative
- Talkative
- Responsive
- Loving
- Content
- Intelligent
- Articulate
- Courageous
- Affectionate
- Steady
- Methodical
- High stamina
- Resistant to illnesses
When Out of Balance You Are: - Restless
- Fatigued
- Constipated
- Anxious
- Underweight
- Perfectionist
- Frustrated
- Angry
- Impatient
- Irritable
- Permaturely gray or have early hair loss
- Dull
- Prone to oily skin
- Pront to allergies
- Possessive
- Oversleeping
- Overweight