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When our vital energies are out of balance with our physical constitution for a lengthy period of time, disease can take root and spread.
In Ayurvedic philosophy, an imbalance of vital energies (doshas) leads to the accumulation of waste products (ama).
Over time, ama moves to areas of the body where we have genetic weaknesses, most often to areas related to our most dominant Dosha.
Ayurveda categorizes the development of disease into six stages, called Kriyakala.
Each stage provides an opportunity to halt and possibly reverse the spread of the disease.
Naturally, the earlier a disease is detected, the easier it will be to neutralize it.
Ayurvedic treatment of disease is usually non-invasive, preferring to rely on diet, herbs, and practices. In typical holistic fashion, Ayurveda considers the important influence of all factors, from the psychological state of the therapist and individual, to the qualities of the treatment plan.
Although Ayurveda makes a distinction between preventive and curative measures, many Ayurvedic practices can be effective in both ways.
The Imbalance of the Doshas, known as Vikruti, is a sign of lack of health, vitality and enjoyment. The nature of the imbalance, manifests as a flow from one Dosha to the next.
Most diseases, but not all are a manifestation of a dissemblance of Vata, misunderstanding and misinterpreting a situation, dressing, or eating non appropriately to the current season, and taking on tasks when our body’s need rest. This is often translated on the emotional level into a form of fear often frustration, overthinking, restlessness or anxiety. A very common and general example is the moment we have the flu and take time off work and dread the workload that is waiting for us.
Then the imbalance moves to Pitta that criticises and judges. Physically this can often be connected with stomach flu, fever, acute skin inflamation, blood toxicity, and liver problems. But is can also merely manifest emotionally often as anger, short temper, lack of patience, being demanding of ourselves and others, having strong expectations, and feeling critical.
When we continue to ignore the imbalance, the situation, and what our body is trying to tell us through disease, it moves to Kapha where we attach our own point of view and increase the strength of the ego, like allergies, or falling ill on a sunday before a demanding week begins. This translates emotionally as attachment, being strongly opinionated, inflexible, tendency for victimization, and jealousy. On the long run this leads to inertia and depression, lathery, weight gain, water retention and overall weakened immune system.
As the three Dosha of an individual's constitution (Prakruti) , influence and determine the body’s functioning and structures growth requirements, and even emotional and psychological reactions, they can also go out of balance. Identifying the nature of the imbalance is vital to find harmony. The nature of imbalance is called in Ayurveda Vikruti.