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As per ayurveda, human body has three important Doshas or error that is Vata, Pitta and Kapha
—psycho-physiological (mind-body) constitutions—which commands the overall wellbeing of a
person. Here in this post, we are discussing about one of such Doshas, which is Pitta Dosha.
Understanding Three Doshas in Ayurveda and what type of dosha you are is really important for you
as well to understand and thus care for your body better.
Responsible for regulating and managing the heat elements, metabolic activities and all
transformations that happen in the body and mind, Pitta is another contributor to the overall physical
and mental wellness of a person. It is the job of this dosha to digest the foods that we consume; help
each person use the sensory perceptions to figure things out; and effectively segregate between the
right and good—shaping the conscience of a person.
Since pitta is mostly concerned about the metabolic activities and functions of the body, it is really
important to balance the pitta dosha in your body to render your body healthy and mind content.
Nine Unique Physical Traits That Can Tell If Your Dosha Is Pitta
Pitta is one of the three ayurvedic psycho-physiological (mind-body) constitutional types such as Vata,
Pitta and Kapha. Each of it has tremendous importance in the holistic health of a person. It is through
an effective balance of these three doshas that a person functions and when it comes to ayurveda
treatment, finding out what type of dosha a person is really important. It is understood that a Pitta
person has a set of physical attributes and by really observing the same, one can easily understand if a
person is of Pitta dosha.
These attributes are given below;
The nature of the person’s hair
Most Pitta people are tend to have fine hair with certain qualities such as straight, light, blonde, red,
graying early, or balding. If your hair has any of these characteristics, you can easily come to the
conclusion that the chances of you being a Pitta person are really high.
Low tolerance to hot weather
Some people find it extremely hard to tolerate hot weather and they hate to be in such hot, humid
conditions. It can indicate that you are a Pitta person since they have low tolerance to hot humid
Sweaty in nature
They are people who sweat easily even with little to no physical labor such as even walking. Easily
sweating can point towards the fact that your dosha is Pitta.
Cannot delay or miss meal
Pitta people are very particular towards their eating and they really don’t entertain the idea of
missing or delaying their meal. They always find a way to have their meal on time. If you happen to be
such a person, it could be because Pitta is your dosha.
Good appetitive and heavy eaters
Pitta people tend to have good appetitive and have no problem eating big meals. That’s the reason
they hate delaying or missing their food. If you have such a nature and love to eat heavy meals, Pitta
dosha can be stronger in you than the other two.
Disciplined bowel movements
Pitta people do not mostly have any kind of concerns with their bowel movements. It is often regular
and normal. There could be occasional loose stools but, that’s it. They hardly ever experience
They like cool drinks and food
Pitta people are lovers of cool drinks and cold foods such as ice creams. They often crave for them. If
you love drinking cool drinks and lick on ice creams, it is because you are mostly a pitta person.
Pitta people always feel hot
Most pitta people always feel hot and they are incredibly intolerant to hot weathers. Next time if you
feel hot and the person with you does not, think that it is because you are a Pitta person and the
other is not.
Eating spicy, hot foods can upset stomach
If you experienced upset stomach after eating spicy and hot foods, it is because you are a Pitta
person. Pitta persons have great difficulty in tolerating spicy and hot foods and that’s why they love
ice creams and cool drinks.
Carefully going through these can help you understand if you or anyone else for that matter is a pitta
person or not.
The physical attributes that make you a Vata-person
In ayurveda, every person is a combination of three ayurvedic psycho-physiological constitutional
types such as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. One of these is dominant in a person determining his/her
physical and mental traits.
But how do we know if your physical attributes make you a Vata person?
Let us see here;
If the following attributes of your physical nature apply to you strongly, you can make certain that you
are mostly a Vata person on the physical side.
Most of the people who are Vata are thin in their build. They don’t gain weight easily, even if they eat
heavy meals. Despite eating regularly on time, if a person does not put on weight, then it might
suggest that the person might be Vata in nature.
The Nature of Skin
Do you have dry skin usually and it becomes more so in winter? It could be because your ayurvedic
mind-body constitutional type is Vata. Dry skin is a characteristic of people who are Vata in nature.
Cold Feet and Hands
Have you wondered why your hands are feet are cold most of the times? It is because your body falls
in the Vata category of ayurvedic psycho-physiological constitutional types.
The Nature of Physical Conduct
Most of the persons who tend to fall on the side of Vata are really active. They find it hard to sit
ideally and lethargic. They are naturally inclined to indulge in some sort of activities that require them
to use their body. Such people are also quick—they want to do everything quick and finish it so that
they can move on to the next activity.
Vata-natured people often experience frequent energy fluctuations and it can come in bursts. Most of
the Vata individuals have high energy and low energy times and it often fluctuates.
Gastric Problems and Bowel Movement
If you find your bowel movement irregular and yourself having gastric problems, the chances are that
you are a Vata person. By the very nature of Vata ayurvedic mind-body type, people tend to have
Being a Vata person makes your sleep troubled—you might have trouble falling asleep, getting a good
sound sleep, and often get up even due to small disturbing noises. This is also one of the fundamental
characteristics of a vata person.
Problem with Cold Weather
Would you rather be out on a hot day than on a cold day? That’s because you are a vata person. Most
vata people find adjusting in cold weather very difficult but are often comfortable in hot, humid
You think you have all of these problems more often than not? Then it suggests that your physical
attributes indicate you to be a Vata person predominantly.
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