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KAPHA CRITERIA

Water & Earth

Strong with a heavy build, tendency to carry extra weight. Chests are expanded and broad. Slow moving and graceful. Large soft eyes. Coat is thick, dark, and soft. Good appetite.

Body:

Personality:

Affectionate and loving, forgiving, compassionate, non-judgmental nature, stable and reliable; faithful, calm, strives to maintain peace, possessive. 

Wellness:

Colds and congestion, respiratory problems including asthma and wheezing, hay fever, allergies, and atherosclerosis , issues concerning chest, throat, head, sinuses, nose, mouth, stomach, joints, cytoplasm, plasma, and in the liquid secretions of the body, such as mucus. 

According to Ayurveda, there are three primary forces or biological humors in the body called 'Doshas'. The Doshas bind together the five elements; space, air, fire, water and earth. The tri-doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

In Ayurvedic medicine, the keyword is balance, between body, mind and spirit. Health, therefore, is defined as soundness of body (sharira), mind (manas) and Self or soul (atman). Each of these must be nurtured if the individual, human or animal, is to create health. 

The goal of Ayurveda is to help each person discover a personal knowledge of living healthy and long. 

Many people understand the concept of following a nutritional system and lifestyle based on their body type, personality and condition. Animals are no different, and according to Ayurvedic principles, these “types” are separated into three (or a variation of the three). There are substantial differences between Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas, from the varying physical depictions to accompanying personalities. 

Each dosha represents specific areas of the body. Each governed by its own functional requirements. This is a very simple description of the age old medical system Ayurveda, however, this introduction will hopefully open your heart and mind to a scientific, clinically proven, natural health system. It truly is “all natural…the way they deserve it”

VATA CRITERIA

Ether & Air

Lean and refined, small framed, flat chests , visible muscles, veins and tendons, rough, dry cracked skin, active eyes.

 

Body:

Personality:

Lack of determination, tend toward mental instability, and are sensitive to tolerance, confidence, or boldness. Vata horses are nervous, fearful at times, and afflicted by anxiety, quick mental understanding but soon forget.

Wellness:

Hypertension, earaches, anxiety, irregular heart rhythms, muscle spasms, lower back pain, constipation, abdominal gas, diarrhea, nervous stomach and arthritis. 

PITTA CRITERIA

Water & Fire

Medium physique, strong, well built. Coat is soft and warm, shows a medium prominence of veins and muscle tendons, strong metabolism, good digestion resulting in a strong appetite.

Body:

Personality:

Good comprehension; intelligent and sharp. Emotional tendencies toward hate, anger, and jealousy. Competitive, enjoy a challenge, irritated easily if they have to miss or wait for a meal. Assertive, self-confident; aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance.

Wellness:

Rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, hot sensations in the stomach or intestines, insomnia, bloodshot or burning eyes and other vision problems, anemia, jaundice. 

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