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Doshic Imbalances

 

Any imbalance in the doshas is likely to have a negative effect on your mind and emotions. If in excess you are more likely to display negative energy of a quality associated with it. The predominant dosha of your constitution becoming in excess more easily than the others, you will tend to experience its negative aspects more than the others.

 
Negative emotions aggravate the dosha associated with them. For example, high kapha may mean you are more possessive; but possessiveness in turn increases kapha even more. The way to break this vicious circle is to pacify the aggravated dosha.
 
ncreased consciousness of Ayurveda and your personal constitution will now enable you to rate the qualities of your moods as V, P, and / or K. Checked as frequently as on a daily basis, this is a very useful way to monitor even small changes in a dosha, and take steps to restore the balance sooner than later. Relate the qualities of your moods to the qualities in other aspects of your life. Since "like increases like" if you are impatient or critical (pitta), check if you have eaten pitta-genic foods or been exposed to pitta-provoking experiences.
 

Excess Vata leads to :

 

Nervousness

Moodiness

Anxiety

Loss of consciousness

Fear

Impairment of sensory functions

Confusion

Tremors in Limbs

Grief

Constipation

Sadness

Insomnia

Insecurity

Dry & rough skin

Lack of integrity

Low vitality

Loss of creativity

Lack of communication 

 

With decreased Vata giving rise to :
 

Lethargy

Nausea

Depression

Irregularity in gastric activity

 
In case of excess Pitta one suffers from :
 

Ambition

Hate

Anger

Jealously

Envy

Judgemental or critical tendencies

Fear of Failure

Lack of discernment

Snappy speech and actions

Pride

Skepticism

Burning sensations

Excessive thirst

Craving for cold

Loss of sleep

Fever

Frustration

 

 

While decreased Pitta results in :
 

Indigestion

Loss of luster in the skin

Abnormal loss of body heat

Irregular bowel movements.

 
Aggravated Kapha in turn causes :
 

Boredom

Lack of interest

Carelessness

Secretions from the mouth

Lack of compassion

Lethargy

Greed

Excessive sleep

Feeling lack of support or love

Improper digestive function

Obsessive behavior

Obesity

Unkindness

Nausea

 
And decreased Kapha gives way to :
 

Thirst

Cramps

Giddiness

Body aches

Dryness of mouth