Vikriti

Vikriti / Imbalance

Characteristics of Imbalance of Doshas

When Vata gets out of balance:

Physical reflection of Vata imbalance:

  • Constipation
  • Stiffness
  • Hoarseness
  • Cracked, dry , rough skin
  • Lack of energy
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Lower back pain (Lumbago)
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dry, chapped lips
  • Intestinal gas (Flatus)
  • Cannot endure cold
  • Pain
  • Arthritis (Painful swelled joints)
  • Muscle wasting
  • Loss of weight

Mental reflection of Vata imbalance:

  • Hyperactive mind
  • Loss of concentration
  • Excessive and irrational Worries (Anxiety)
  • Psychosis
  • Cannot work attentively for long
  • Restlessly eager (Impatience)
  • Decreased need for sleep (Insomnia)
  • Tiredness
  • restlessness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Impetuous (Does things or act rashly)

When Pitta gets out of balance:

Physical reflection of Pitta imbalance:

  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Blisters
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Acidity, heart burn
  • Cannot endure heat
  • Piles
  • Red congested eyes
  • Heat stroke
  • Excessive yellow discoloration of feces and urine
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Fever

Mental reflection of Pitta imbalance:

  • Self condemnation
  • Impetuousness
  • Irritability
  • Short temperedness
  • Aggression
  • Confrontational

When Kapha gets out of balance:

Physical reflection of Kapha imbalance:

  • Cold, Cough and other respiratory tract disorders
  • Obesity
  • Itching
  • Formation of phlegm
  • Poor digestion
  • Diabetes
  • Sinusitis
  • Heaviness in body
  • Cannot endure cold and moisture laden weather
  • Oedema
  • Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Swelled joints
  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Hyperlipidaemia (High Triglycerides / cholesterol)
  • Pale complexion

Mental reflection of Kapha imbalance:

  • Dull mind
  • Depression
  • Possessiveness
  • Obsession
  • Tendency to postpone
  • Inadaptability to change
  • Excessive sleep
  • Sluggish activity

Any Dosha can cause any symptom. These are the specific cardinal signs and symptoms of each Dosha imbalance.