When a person lives within their nature, they tend to experience a more harmonious, fulfilling and physically healthier life. But when a person experiences an imbalance, ill health may occur, and that person may struggle with their overall wellness.
Recognizing an imbalance is an important step in determining which Ayurvedic principles and treatments will be most supportive in guiding you back to a relaxed, balanced and renewed sense of well-being. For example, vata imbalance symptoms include joint problems, tension, anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, and an exacerbation of common vata constitution (for example, thinner hair or more brittle nails).
Pitta imbalance symptoms may include irritability, anger, intolerance to spicy food, excessive hunger, burning sensations, and fever (just to name a few). Kapha symptoms may include mucus, slow bowel movements, weight gain, lethargy, and high emotional neediness.
The symptoms listed here are a glimpse of possible signs of imbalance, and there are many more, all specific to each dosha.
Once you’ve determined you are out of alignment with your natural constitution and decided to seek treatment, the next step would be to address the Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle changes, and other strategies that will help restore you back to optimal health.