Habitat, Life-Span, Hours of Day & Their co-relation with Doshas are being covered individually as below:
- How a Habitat affects the Dosha of a Person:This refers to a place, a person is residing at. The scriptures classify the land regions as of three types:
- ‘Jangala’: Arid (dry) or desert like regions. These have no mountains, has minimal vegetation, has shortage of water, and is breezy. This Region is predominant in Vata.
- ‘Anupa’: It is marshy land, with more of moisture and vegetation. The ‘Sunlight’, and thus the heat are minimum. This Region is, obviously, prominent in ‘Kapha, the water humour in the body’.
- ‘Sadharana’: All the Doshas (and, thus The Malas) are in the ‘Optimum’ amount, and ‘Normal’ condition. It has mountains, hills, water supply, sunlight, air, and vegetation, all in required amount.
- Our Life-Span and The Effect of Doshas:
- Childhood (0 – 15): Kapha is Prominent,
- Middle Age (15-55): Pitta is Prominent,
- Old Age (50-55++ Years): Vata is prominent.
- 24-Hour Day Cycle, and The Effect of Doshas:
- 0600 – 1000 hrs: Kapha is prominent,
- 1000 – 1400 hrs: Pitta is prominent and
- 1400 – 1800 hrs: Vata is prominent;
As the night sets in and through the night:
- 1800 – 2200 hrs: Kapha is prominent,
- 2200 – 0200 hrs: Pitta is prominent and
- 0200 – 0600 hrs: Late Night-Early Morning ‘Vata’ is Prominent.
Thus, we may infer:
- In the beginning of both Day & Night, Kapha gets Prominent,
- In the middle of both Day & Night, Pitta is Prominent and
- At the end of both, Day & Night, Vata gets Prominent.
- In the initial phase of life, there is Predominance of Kapha,
- In the middle phase of life, there is Predominance of Pitta and
- In the last phase of life, there is Predominance of Vata.
Also, we may do well to note & remember following;
- Just after we have had our meals, Kapha is Prominent,
- During the Digestion, Pitta is Prominent and
- After Digestion or on an empty stomach, Vata is Prominent.