Body Types According to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, there are three types of body. They are: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The physical and emotional attributes decide the body type of a person. Ayurveda specifies the need to treat a disease by knowing the type of body.
Vata represents the space and air elements. It governs the body movements and nervous system of the body. Some characters of Vata body type include: Thin and tall or short, dry skin and hair, talkative, enthusiastic, unstable mind with lack of self-control, irregular appetite, memory problems, anxiety and irregular sleeping habits.
The second body type Pitta symbolizes fire and water elements. It governs blood, fat, skin, sweat glands, stomach, small intestine and eyes.
The psychical and emotional attributes of this body type are: medium size body, thin hair and prone to early baldness or graying, loose joints, increased sweating, brave, intelligent, well educated, strong minded and motivational, moderate sleep and prefers cool environment.
According to Ayurveda, the characteristic personality of an individual or Prakriti is determined by a combination of the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. You can get the analysis of your body type and combinations of Doshas on various websites.The last type of body is Kapha which comprises of water and earth elements.
It regulates the resistance of body and provides substance for physical structure. Features of this body type are: well-shaped body, big, glowing eyes, Thick, black, long hair, loud voice, eats and speaks less, oversleeps, honest, intelligent, believes in God and likes warm weather. If you want to know more features about your body type, check MedIndia website.