I often have new clients who move to the area and say, “When I moved, I felt like certain Doshas increased and others decreased. Is that possible?
The simple answer is yes.
Determining your Dosha is broken down into two categories.
Vikruti (your imbalance) are easily changed by *different life factors, based on symptoms of your mind and digestion.
Prakruti (physical characteristics) are hard to change and would usually involve: illness, injury or plastic surgery which includes braces to change.
* Common Factors that Influence your Doshas to Change:
Time of Day- in the evening after the sun goes down, you may feel cold and less hungry, which are signs of Vata imbalance.
Food you eat- the food you eat can increase or decrease a Dosha quite rapidly. For example if you eat spicy food you may feel more Pitta and if you eat dairy alot you may tend toward Kapha.
Where you live- A person with a lot of Pitta (fire and water) moving to Colorado (Fire and Air) may see an increase in anger and increased digestive fire. To find out more about how where you live affects your health click here.
While these can increase your dosha, these factors may also bring a dosha into balance, and are taken into consideration when placing an estimate on how long it will take someone to find health.
Which of these factors affects you the most and what do you do about it? Let me know in the comments below.