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Vaata constitution

People of vaata constitution are, in general, physically underdeveloped. Their chests are flat and their veins, muscle-fibres and tendons are visible. The complexion is brown, the skin is cold, rough, dry and cracked. There usually are a few moles present, which tend to be dark. Vaata people generally are either too tall or too short, with thin frames which reveal prominent joints and bone-ends because of poor muscle development. The hair is curly and scanty, the eyelashes are

Pitta constitution


These people are of medium height, are slender and their body-frame may be delicate. Their chests are not as flat as those of vaata people and they show a medium prominence of veins and muscle tendons. They have many moles or freckles which are bluish or brownish-red. The bones are not as prominent as in the vaata individual. Muscle development is moderate. The pitta complexion may be coppery, yellowish, reddish or fair. The skin is soft, warm and less wrinkled than vaata skin. The hair is thin, silky, red or brownish and there is a tendency toward premature graying/loss of hair. The eyes may be gray, green or copper-brown and sharp; the eyeballs are of medium prominence. The conjuctiva is moist and copper-colored. The nails are soft. The shape

Kapha constitution

Kapha constitution People of kapha constitution have well-developed bodies. There is, however, a strong tendency for these individuals to carry excess weight. Their chests are expanded and broad. The veins and tendons of kapha people are not obvious because of their thick skin and their muscle development is good. The bones are not prominent. Their complexion is fair and bright. The skin is soft, lustrous and oily; it is also cold and pale. The hair is thick, dark, soft and wavy. The eyes are dense and black or blue; the white of the eye is generally very white, large and attractive. The conjuctiva does not tend to redness. Physiologically, kapha people have regular appetites, the digestion functions relatively slowly and there is less intake of food. They tend to move slowly. They crave pungent, bitter and astringent foods. Stools are soft and may be pale in

Vaata Pitta Kapha

Good health is the natural consequence of a balanced and controlled functioning of each of these five elements. An excess or a deficiency of any one or more of these elements undermines health and causes disease. Moreover, the five basic elements mentioned above, manifest in the human body as three basic principles or humors: Vaata,… Read More »