Vata's are open to the world around you - people, places, and ideas. You are a curious person. You like to stay active ... both mentally and physically. You're the type of person who says yes to everything. When you are in balance, you are very flexible and open. You are ready to learn new things and take on the world. When you are out of balance, your anxiety and restlessness can get the better of you. And you tend to take on to much! Sound like you?
Pitta's are a very determined and hard-working person. You are willing to put in the effort to get what you want. You are often pushing yourself to be better and achieve more. You don't want to have missed opportunities in your life. When you are in balance, you are laser focused and able to be efficient with your actions. You are in the zone. When you are out of balance, you can become overly competitive with both yourself and others.
The main function of the Kapha in the body, is stability and structure. Without Kapha (like without mud) things would not hold together, they would fall apart.
Kapha Ayurvedic Body Types have bigger builds and bones, and lubricated joints. Their skin is thick and oily with less wrinkles, but sometimes more acne. They often have luxurious, thick hair. They are strong and solid physically and emotionally,with great immunity. It takes a lot of effort to get Kaphas upset. They tend to move slowly, but steady and are very reliable. It may take them a while to make a decision, but once the decision is made, it’s set in stone. They don’t like change. They are loyal friends who are always there for you.
If you have lots of Kapha in your constitution, you probably prefer warm, dry weather and not too much movement.
In many ways, Vata and Kapha are opposites, except that they are both cool (warm quality balances both Vata and Kapha). When out of balance, Kapha tends towards accumulation (weight, water, possessions, clothes, etc.), congestion, dampness and lethargy. Kapha people often don’t like to throw things away. Anytime you have a hard time of letting go - of emotion, partner, old sweater you don’t wear, etc. - you are expressing a Kapha quality. When you have Kapha in your constitution or currently have Kapha imbalance (too much Kapha), you will be experiencing many of these characteristics, but probably not all.
So what to do? Stay tuned...