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Western Herbalist's Use of Ayurveda in the Clinic - Page 7

ATTRIBUTES OF THE THREE HUMORS; A COMPARISON

Vata
Space/air
movement
old age
catabolism
astringent
light
mobile cold
rough
dry
clear
dispersing
agitated
subtle
hard
neutral
Pitta
Fire/water
transformation
adult years
metabolism
sour/pungent
light
flowing
hot
liquid
oily
spreading
focused
sharp
smooth
clear
aggressive
Kapha
ater/earth
constructing
childhood
anabolism
sweet/salty
heavy
slow
cold
oily
liquid
thick
static
soft
dull
cloudy
passive

Look at the chart above and observe the similarities and differences of the different doshas.

Vata
Seniors
60 yr. - up
detachment
completion
catabolism
bone conditions
fall-early winter
dawn, dusk
Pitta
Adulthood
15 - 60 yr.
production
create/transform
metabolism
heat conditions
late spring-summer
noon, midnight
Kapha
Childhood
0 - 15 yr.
development
building
anabolism
mucous conditions
winter/earlyspring
morning, evening


Locations :

high, dry, cool hot, humid low, damp, cool

Look at this chart and think of different seasons of the year and our lives and how they relate to VPK. Think of different locations and see if you can see the qualities of VPK in them.



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