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