What’s Your Dosha?

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Key Features of Vata:

  •   Directs nerve impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination
  •   Principle of movement
  •   Vata skin needs to be nourished and hydrated.
  •   It is at risk for premature aging due to a deficiency of well-nourished tissues in the body.
  •   Skin tends to be dry, cracked, and thin. Because of its thinness, Vata skin types have easily seen blood vessels.
  •   Lips and fingernails tend to be somewhat pale due to poor circulation.

Key Features of Pitta:

  •   Transforms food into nutrients
  •   Metabolism in the digestive system
  •   Pitta skin types need to stay cool
  •   Their skin tends to burn easily and they are more sensitive to sun exposure
  •   A Pitta imbalance can result in rashes, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Key Features of Kapha:

  •   Growth and protection
  •   Mucosal lining of the stomach
  •   Protection of the brain and backbone
  •   Kapha individuals tend to have naturally beautiful skin that ages slowly
  •   Their skin tends to be plump and full of moisture
  •   However, out of balance Kapha skin tends to accumulate more toxins that predispose them to large pores, skin growths, skin eruptions
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