Ayurveda > Do You Know Your Prakruti?
By Dr. Satish Kulkarni
Features of pitta and prakruti:
These people are medium in build
and average in weight and height with
a bony structure. Their skin is soft
and oily with a reddish yellow tinge.
Skin temperature is slightly higher
than normal with a tendency towards
flushing. Pitta people are
fair with a good complexion. Their
hair is soft and oily and they have a
tendency towards baldness. They have
medium sized yellowish teeth and soft
gums which show tendency to bleed.
Eyes are sharp and penetrating with a
glittering look. Forehead is large
and face is pleasant.
They have a
strong appetite and eat a lot. They
become restless if they do not get
food in time. They like sweet, bitter
and astringent food. They get
frequent natural calls with an urgent
need to relieve themselves. They are
moderately active and assertive; at
times they may be aggressive. They
are very intelligent and methodical
in their work. Sharp memory is a
natures gift to pitta
people. Very often, they go into
irritable phases and jealousy is one
of their prominent characteristics.
Sleep is short but sound. Dreams are
related with fights, battles and
talkative and sharp in nature, thus
they always conquer their opponent in
debate. They love having a luxurious
life and are ready to spend for it
but only after conscious saving. They
like things which boost their egos.
They live an organized life. They are
passionate and sexual performance is
good. Pulse is moderate and blood
jumps like a frog through the blood
Features of kafa prakruti:
These people are strong with big
and thick bones. Their presence is
always marked in a group. They have a
tendency to put on weight and most of
these people are heavy in build. Skin
is oily and cool with good texture.
Hair is thick, wavy, oily and darkish
in color. They have strong, pearl
colored attractive teeth. Eyes are
large and beautiful with thick, long
eyelashes. They have deep blue irises
on noticeably good sclera. These
people have a small appetite; they
eat slowly but digest very well. They
require rich and energy giving food
in order to satisfy their hunger.
They like pungent, bitter and
astringent food. They drink less
fluids but have no bowel problems.
They are not
very active. They are studious and
have a very good memory. They are
slow but steady and thus naturally
win the race in their respective
fields. They have an impressive
personality and are generally
reliable and faithful. They make good
money and have a tendency to save.
They are compassionate, forgiving,
loving and have the patience to do
tedious jobs. They sleep deep and
long and have poetic dreams. They
speak slowly in a husky voice. They
are not aroused easily but perform
extremely well. Their pulse is slow
but strong and blood travels like a
swan through the blood vessels.
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