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  • Yogi Cameron, whose given name is Cameron Alborzian, was talking about the three types of energy that tend to show up in the human body, according to the principles of ayurveda: an earthy energy known as kapha, an airy one called vata, and a fiery one, pitta.

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  • Other less visible connections include weight gain, chronic fatigue, PMS mood swings in women, overall lethargy, dryness of skin and hair (usually referred to as a vata derangement in ayurvedic parlance).

  • Suvarnavanga has been used as an aphrodisiac, brain tonic, antiemetic and in skin diseases, night sweats, diseases caused by the derangement of 'vata' and 'kapha'.


  • The ayurvedic system divides people into three basic mind-body types, or '' doshas '': vata, pitta and kapha.

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  • It is very effective in suppressing pain as it is vata suppressant.

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  • Since dry skin is caused due to vata or pitta vitiation, the diet should be designed to reduce these vitiations.

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  • If the dry skin is a result of vata vitiation (dry skin in cold weather), then eat foods that are heavy on the stomach.

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  • Ayurveda, which translates as knowledge of life, operates on the principle of balancing doshas, or aspects of the body -- vata (related to movement), pitta (digestion) and kapha (body fluids) -- using herbs, metals and minerals is one of Kerala's USPs (unique selling points).

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  • Its object is to counteract the imbalance of three forces within the body -- vata, pitta and kapha -- similar to the Chinese yin and yang.

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  • Kaylee launched into her notorious vata impression.

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