Los cinco elementos de la filosofía Vaisheshika se combinan entre ellos en tres principios funcionales o energías (Doshi en Sanskrit), que están presentes, en diferentes grados, en todas partes y en todo el mundo.

The five elements of the Vaisheshika philosophy are combined with each other in three functional principles or energies (Doshi in sanskrit), which are present, to varying degrees, everywhere and all over the world.

Space and the air constitute Vata, fire and water are combined to create Pitta, and water and earth create Kapha.

In our organism these three Doshas govern our psychological and biological functioning. They are in all cells, tissues and organs. When we balance them, they create health. When they are out of balance they are the cause of disease.

These three doshas are responsible for the wide variety of differences and preferences, and they influence everything we are and do, from our food choices to way we relate to others. They regulate the creation, maintenance and destruction of the tissues in our body, and the elimination of waste products. If they are in balance they generate noble qualities such as understanding, compassion and love. But if their balance is disturbed by stress, improper diet, environmental factors or others, they can increase negative emotions such as anger, fear and greed.

In Ayurveda, Vata is the principle of air, the energy of movement. Pitta is the principle of fire, the energy of digestion and metabolism. And Kapha is the principle of water, the lubricating energy and that giving  structure.

Every human being have these three Doshas, ​​but each person has them in a different proportion, there may be one main dosha or two. The combination of these Doshas in the physical, mental, physiological and emotional characteristics of the person make their own constitution or Prakruti.

Health is order, disease and disorder. The wise person is attentive to the signals of his body in the presence of some element of disorder to restore the balance.

Vata

It is the subtle energy that governs the biological movement. It is deeply linked to life energy, Prana.

It regulates all the activity of the body, both mental and physiological. It is responsible for breathing, blinking, the movement of the heart, the movement of the cytoplasm and the cell membranes. It also regulates nerve impulses. It promotes the vital process of degeneration for the continuation of life. When Vata is in balance it improves creativity and flexibility, and evokes feelings of freshness, happiness and joy. Out of balance it induces to fears, nervousness, anxiety and even tremors.

Pitta

It governs the biochemical changes in our body, regulating digestion, absorption, assimilation and body temperature. It is composed of the enzymes and amino acids that play an important role in our metabolism.

It regulates body temperature from the chemical transformation of food.

Not only do we metabolize food, but also the impressions that come from the outside.Thus pitta helps us to digest the experiences we live and are part of us. Pitta when balanced promotes intelligence and understanding, and this is crucial in learning. Out of balance it stimulates the wildest emotions such as anger, hatred, criticism and jealousy.

Kapha

It is the energy that forms the structure of the body, the glue that holds everything together. It also supplies the body with the fluid it needs for the life of the cells. Kapha lubricates the joints, nourishes the skin, helps heal wounds and maintains immunity. It gives strength, vigor and stability.

Psychologically it contributes to emotions such as attachment, greed and envy. If it is in balance it expresses itself in the form of love, tranquility and forgiveness.

It promotes the process of growth and creation of new cells, as well as their repair.

 

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