It is usually best to manage a dual dosha constitution according to the season. For example, if you have a Vata-Pitta constitution, follow a Vata-decreasing regimen during cool weather and during changes of seasons. Follow a Pitta-decreasing regimen during warm weather. Here’s a chart to help make this clear:
|Your Prakriti||During Seasons with||Follow this Dosha|
|Vata-Pitta||Cool & dry or windy weather & Change of seasons||Vata|
|Pitta-Kapha||Cool, damp weather||Kapha|
|Vata-Kapha||Cool & dry or windy weather & Change of seasons||Vata|
|Vata-Kapha||Cool, damp weather||Kapha|
To learn about each of your primary doshas, click on each of their links above.
No matter what your constitution, any of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) can go out of whack. The most common way for doshas go out of whack is by increasing. They increase due to environmental, emotional or physical conditions or stresses. This brings imbalance to your constitution. Ayurveda says that, left untreated, these imbalances lead to disease.
Written by Claudia Welch; reprinted with permission.