Two prominent doshas in your body suggest you have a dual Prakriti.
Managing dual dosha becomes challenging when both of them are aggravated. It’s quite confusing to select a lifestyle and habit that suits both.
In this article, we are going to talk about how to manage the Pitta and Kapha dual dosha body type.
I have jotted down a few guidelines that will help you manage them better. So let’s get started.
What is Pitta-Kapha Type Constitution?
If you have a Pitta-Kapha type body, then you have two doshas predominant in your body. It means you have a dual/double dosha Prakriti.
This type of constitution will express Pitta type Physical qualities and Kapha type mental qualities in a body.
When these two doshas are balanced, they express their positive qualities through your mind and body.
Similarly, when there is an imbalance, it favors the exact opposite characteristics such as disorders, ailments in your body.
Pitta dosha is formed from Fire and Water elements while Kapha dosha comprises of Water and Earth elements.
These doshas are considered opposite to each other. It is because Pitta dosha is more like liquid fire and Kapha is like chilled water.
For this reason, you have to understand the qualities of both of the doshas and need to follow a pacifying remedy suitable to their natures. This way, you can manage their balance for a healthy pursuit of life.
How Pitta-Kapha Constitution Influence Your Body?
If you are a Pitta-Kapha personality, then your body will express mixed characteristics derived from both of the Doshas.
When your Pitta-Kapha is in balance:
- You have good endurance and stamina.
- Your energy level is always great.
- You have a sound memory.
- You feel comfortable in hot and dry climate/season.
- Your mind looks for new ideas and learning extra information.
- You have a proper balance in your emotions.
- You don’t have any issue with movements, joints, and stability.
- Easily adjust and adapt to most of the situation easily.
Pitta-Kapha Dosha Symptoms
When your Pitta-Kapha is out of balance, you develop a range of signs and symptoms of Pitta and Kapha.
They are discussed below:
- Your respiratory system is prone to infections and inflammation.
- You are vulnerable to seasonal cold, sinusitis, respiratory inflammation, bronchial asthma, rhinitis, respiratory allergies, weak lungs, and tonsillitis.
- Your immune system is weak and prone to chronic ailments like influenza, autoimmune disease, anemia
- Your skin is prone to frequent infections like eczema, psoriasis, rashes, always oily, acne, allergy, wrinkles and premature aging.
- You experience digestive disorders leading towards indigestion, malabsorption, gastritis, diabetes and bone diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
- You’re overconfident most of the works.
- You feel proud for getting credits.
- You find it difficult to lose weight once gained up.
- Your mood is unstable. You often experience mood swings at certain moments and are highly emotional.
- You lack adaptability and flexibility when imbalances.
- Tend to be possessive and conservative.
How To Manage a Pitta-Kapha Constitution:
Managing a body constitution with two doshas is quite tricky because of opposite qualities. Such as Kapha is cooling in nature, so it needs warmth. At the same time, Pitta is hot, so it needs coolant.
Balancing two doshas can be severe if not handled with adequate knowledge, proper care, and awareness. Following a daily routine designed for Pitta Kapha is the best way to manage it.
So, you have to manage each of them simultaneously while not affecting another one.
Pitta Kapha Dosha Treatment
These are some of the guidelines that you should follow if your Pitta Kapha is imbalanced:
1. Seasonal Therapies:
When your body constitution comprises more than one dosha, it is often helpful for you to look at the ongoing season.
Like, due to hot and warm weather (Summer and Spring) Pitta increases. So, following a Pitta-pacifying (reducing) remedy during these seasons works best.
On the other hand, fall early spring and winter seasons (cold and damp climate) naturally increases the Kapha balance. So, following a Kapha-pacifying (reducing) remedy will be helpful for you.
Note: While focusing one dosha in a particular season, you shouldn’t forget about the other dosha. What you can do instead is, give a little more attention to whatever dosha that is related to the ongoing season.
2. Specialized Treatment:
Consult with an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner and follow treatments that nourish both of the doshas without causing imbalances to another one.
Also, some foods and herbal treatments exist that can balance Pitta and Kapha using Amla, haritaki, jasmine flower, neem, etc.
3. Tastes and Doshas
Both of the doshas react differently to the flavors of your foods. Foods that favor their qualities increase balance and those which disfavors pacifies the doshas.
Sour taste increase both Pitta and Kapha balance, you should avoid foods that naturally taste sour.
Instead, you can include bitter and astringent taste in your food choices; it pacifies both Pitta and Kapha. Follow a Pitta Kapha pacifying diet plan to manage it.
4. Gem therapy:
It is good to use gems that harmonize the imbalances of your body. Blue sapphire is a stone that boosts the strength of the Skeletal system, strengthens muscles and controls mood swings.
Also, you can wear Pearl necklaces, and it helps to control both Pitta and Kapha.
5. Aroma Therapy:
Use some scents and aromas like jasmine, frankincense, juniper is cool and balances Pitta-Kapha Prakriti. In the evening apply sandalwood paste, camphor on your body, it pacifies both Kapha and Pitta Dosha.
6. Finding the Root of the Imbalance:
According to Ayurveda, treatment of any disease should be based on its cause. Without removing that, the imbalances don’t go anywhere; they can stay suppressed and can cause serious ailments, overtime.
Also, in your case, through two doshas are there, only one dosha is the root cause of the imbalances. It means the root cause is pushing or blocking the other doshas. So, controlling that root cause would be beneficial.
7. Food and Nutrition:
You must not skip your meals. Maintain a routine for mealtime and chew your food 32 times before eating so to avoid indigestion and constipation.
Go for foods with drying nature. Include bitter and astringent tastes in your staple part of meals.
You can include grains of Basmati rice, Barley, Rye in your vital diets. Soya, canola and sunflower oils are best to use while cooking.
You can take fruits like apples, blueberries, lime, lemon, pomegranate, bitter melon, etc. And vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, pumpkin along with mushrooms, peppers, celery, lettuce, etc.
An energizing Tridosha Pinda Sweda can replenish your poor circulatory system if handled by an experienced Ayurvedic Physician.
In this process, the medicinal herbal powders will cleanse your digestive channels and nourishes your body.
Perform yoga in a routine, regularly. Do some activities which you feel as comfortable and perform regular evening walks.
Moreover, you can control your activities happening inside the mind through controlled breathing practices, pranayama.
Pranayama cleanses out the toxins in your respiratory system and purifies the air intake. It is beneficial for the lungs. Regular body massages (non-oil) helps abdominal muscles and relaxes the nervous system.
Also, you can do gymnastics for bringing back the strength and stamina. Walking in the moonlight in the evening with bright and shining clothing helps you pacify these two doshas.
9. Emotional measures:
You can try doing a candid self-reflection. It creates temper in pitta’s anger quality and balances Kapha’s cautiousness. This way, it builds the sense of intuition and consideration for other and a moment of tranquility will do the trick.
10. Organ or Site-Specific Remedies:
As you are a person with more than one dosha or bi doshic, Doshas, according to their different body locations can also cause two separate issues at a time.
Such as, if you are facing gastric disorders in the digestive system and mood swings in the head, at a time, then following a pacifying process for Pitta in mind and Kapha in the stomach will be helpful. It is done using some logical site-specific treatments like — Virechana and Vamana.
What To Avoid:
- Exposure to cold, snowy weather.
- Heavy meals
- Eating chocolate
- Foods that naturally taste sour
- Yogurt, vinegar, and radish while cooking.
- Spices like black pepper, garlic, cloves, mustard, cinnamon, etc.
- Beef, kinds of seafood, duck meats.
- Seeds like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, etc.
- Fruits like dates, avocado, papaya, grapes, and mangoes.
- Going out in Sunlight
- Taking daytime naps
- Beverages like strong alcohol, coffee, black tea.