Symptoms of Imbalance

Author: Linda Sinden   Date Posted:18 December 2017 

What do you see are the most common symptoms of imbalance that people experience?

The most common symptoms people come for help with are typically stress related concerns and seasonal imbalances particularly as the season changes.

For example during summer time people come with more symptoms of Pitta imbalance, in Autumn/Winter people come with more symptoms of Vata imbalance and in Spring more Kapha symptoms of imbalance.

Additionally the symptoms we are most prone to when under distress are linked to the dominant dosha(s) in our mindbody type.  For example if by nature Vata Pitta qualities are strongest in our mind and body then as we move out of balance these qualities will accumulate and become aggravated first.

This is further impacted by our age. Kapha qualities are more dominant in the first 20-25 years of life, with Pitta qualities more expressed from 25-50 years and Vata from 50 years onwards.

To put this all together for you review the symptoms below to see what you have a tendency for. Note also if you typically experience a symptom at a certain time of the year. For example do you tend to get colds at the start of Spring most years?


Key signs of Vata imbalance include

  • Worries, overactive mind, sleep  problems and difficulty breathing
  • Dry coughs, sore throats, earaches  and generalised fatigue
  • Slow or rapid digestion with gas intestinal cramps, tendency for poor assimilation and weak tissue
  • Intestinal cramps, menstrual discomfort, lower back pain, irregularity of bowel - constipation and gas to diarrhoea, in a changeable manner
  • Dry or rough skin, nervousness,  shakiness, poor blood flow, and stress-related problems

 Key signs of Pitta imbalance include 

  • Blood shot eyes and poor vision
  • Skin rashes and acne
  • A demanding perfectionist with  workaholic tendencies
  • Over-supply of stomach acid
  • Early greying and balding
  • Fits of anger, impatience and  temper

Key signs of Kapha imbalance include

  • Sinus congestion and a poor sense  of smell
  • Poor sense of taste, and food  cravings due to a lack of fulfilment
  • Impaired digestion, cold and heavy,  with poor absorption
  • Lethargy, respiratory problems  and lower back pain
  • Weight gain, with oily skin and  loose or painful joints
  • Depression and low mood states


How does imbalance come about?

If you are experiencing some discomfort, there is usually a precipitating cause – a pattern of behaviour that has thrown the dosha out of balance.

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Wishing  you the bliss of perfect balance during this festive season and always

Linda and the Get Balance Team

Linda Sinden has been a practising Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant since 1990 and is a regular contributor to our weekly Insights. She has a practice in Auckland, New Zealand and also provides phone or Skype sessions for those who need assistance, but don’t have a consultant in their vicinity.

Email: Skype: Linda.Sinden 
Mobile: +64 212237525


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