The Dosha Timeline
Throughout life, the body has several transformations. Each person is born with their predominating dosha(s). However, as you age, the doshas change, which affect your mind, body and what types of diseases you are prone to.
From birth until adolescence, the kapha dosha is expressed more. For example, children tend to be very loving, have more fat, congestion and lubrication when they are young.
Starting with adolescence, the pitta dosha increases. This is the fire of transformation. It can often be seen manifesting as acne, angst, and changes in the body.
Entering the 20s, pitta starts to level off and maintains until it declines around age 50. It is the driving force and passion in life.
Vata increases with old age, causing the body to dry up and memory to decline. If kept in balance, however, vata qualities can bestow higher spiritual insight and joy.
Causes of disease:
- Forgetting our true nature as spirit.
- Unhealthy information through the sense organs
- Misuse or under use of the intellect
- Decay through motion and time