How to Balance Your Doshas and Change Your Life With Ayurveda 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Ancient holistic healing system from India, focuses on balancing three fundamental energies or doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Balancing doshas can lead to improved health and well-being. 

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Understanding Doshas 

Vata: Represents air and ether, responsible for movement and creativity. Pitta: Represents fire and water, responsible for digestion and metabolism. Kapha: Represents water and earth, responsible for stability and strength. 

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Identifying Your Dosha 

Take an Ayurvedic dosha quiz or consult an Ayurvedic practitioner, Characteristics of each dosha and their imbalances. 

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Balancing Vata Dosha 

Diet: Warm, nourishing foods; avoid cold and raw foods. Lifestyle: Establish a routine, practice grounding activities like yoga. Herbs: Calming herbs like ashwagandha and brahmi. 

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Balancing Pitta Dosha 

Diet: Cooling foods like cucumber and coconut; avoid spicy and fried foods. Lifestyle: Practise relaxation techniques, avoid excessive heat and stress. Herbs: Aloe vera, turmeric, and neem for cooling effects. 

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Balancing Kapha Dosha 

Diet: Light and warming foods; avoid heavy and oily foods. Lifestyle: Engage in regular exercise, avoid excessive sleeping. Herbs: Ginger, cinnamon, and tulsi for stimulation. 

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Ayurveda for Mind and Spirit 

Meditation and mindfulness practices for overall well-being, Use of aromatherapy and essential oils to balance doshas. 

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Ayurvedic Treatments 

Panchakarma: Detoxification and cleansing treatments. Abhyanga: Ayurvedic oil massage for relaxation and rejuvenation. 

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