Doshas

Do you know what Doshas are and what are their characteristics?

The dosha is considered as the characterization of the biological profile of each individual, according to Ayurveda.

There are three doshas that are responsible for coordinating mobile energy also known as vital energy, each of which has several characteristics.

The existing doshas are:

  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha

Vata: It is a combination of the elements ether and air, the Sanskrit word means to blow, to direct or to move, therefore vata is considered as the principle of movement, being considered as the life force, resulting from breathing.


Pitta: It is a combination between the elements fire and water, the Sanskrit word means transformation, heating or cooking. It is considered as the beginning of transformation and heat, being related to all the chemical and metabolic changes in the human body creating both energy and heat.


Kapha: It is a combination of earth and water elements, the Sanskrit word means one that holds things together, being considered as the principle of potential energy, growth and protection.It is responsible for most of the structure of the human body such as muscles, bones, tissues, cells and body fluids, also acting in the body’s nutrition.