Your Mind-body type
Vata - Kapha Dosha
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Your Predominant Doshas are
Vata + Kapha
(Air + Ether) (Earth + Water)
Understanding Your Constitution
Vata-Kapha is a contradictory mix of the elements of air and earth that can result in fascinating and conflicting personalities.
In dual dosha, two doshas are equally predominant, but one may prevail over the other temporarily. This is denoted by placing the heavier dosha first, i.e., Vata-Kapha if Vata is prevalent and Kapha-Vata if Kapha is prevalent. These elements’ qualities may favor certain mental and body traits. For example – the physical constitution embodies the qualities of Kapha, and the psychological profile draws from the characteristics of Vata. However, it may vary among individuals and could be the other way around.
When the doshas are harmonious, Vata-Kapha types are intuitive, perceptive, and can manage stressful situations. They have creativity and foresight, which makes them adept in the fields of arts and business. People with Vata-Kapha have excellent social and communication skills and love the company of people and animals. They tend to be caring, nurturing, and inclusive. Conversely, they also tend to be lethargic and sensitive to criticism. Commonly, the quick-moving and restive Vata is anchored by the heavy and slow Kapha to create a firm resolve and physical/mental stability.
Most imbalances feel like a tug of war due to the conflicting nature of the two doshas. The rigid and stable Kapha clashes with the eclectic and spontaneous Vata to create self-negating attitudes and a confused metabolism. When Vata-Kapha is out of balance, it can lead to seasonal allergies and respiratory problems.
Most imbalances feel like a tug of war due to the conflicting nature of the two doshas. The rigid and stable Kapha clashes with the eclectic and spontaneous Vata to create self-negating attitudes and a confused metabolism. When Vata-Kapha is not in balance, it can lead to seasonal allergies and respiratory problems.
When your dosha is out of balance, you can fall back upon the simple Ayurvedic mantra – “Like attracts like, and opposites balance.” All dual doshas should generally follow a seasonal routine because it can weigh in on the dosha balance. Cater to Kapha dosha during late winter, spring, and early autumn. Focus on balancing the Vata aspects of your dosha during the cold period of late fall and winter. In other seasons, understand your imbalance by paying attention to your physical and mental traits. Equating them to Vata or Kapha and then working on doing the opposite to balance.
Consequently, counterbalance the qualities in your body that feel excessive with opposing traits. For example, if Vata feels out of balance, opt for grounding yoga asanas, breath cleansing (pranayama), and anchoring mantra meditation. Similarly, if Kapha is out of balance, opt for fast-paced yoga or sun salutations with heating breathwork (pranayama) and movement meditation. In either case, let Vata dictate your dietary habits. Stick to a regular eating schedule with moderate amounts of warm, freshly cooked food.