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Hello friends, The National Library of Ayurveda Medicine is pleased to present a new episode on Ayurveda. The present release is part of a video lecture series prepared for the education of Ayurveda literature in accordance with the academic curriculum of Ayurveda studies in India. My name is Dr Sumit Kesarkar and I will be your host throughout this video, which gives a brief explanation of the interrleationships between the subdoshas The 15 subdosha have a corresponding relationship with each other and carry on the balancing act of VAT PITTA and KAPHA at the micro level in a similar way as found at the macro level. Though in general its the action of the three prime doshas, understanding the relation between subtypes makes it simpler to treat disorders. The subtype relationship is as follows PRANA VAYU SADHAK PITTA TARPAK KAPHA UDANA VAYU ALOCHAK PITTA BODHAK KAPHA SAMANA VAYU PACHAK PITTA KLEDAK KAPHA VYANA VAYU BHRAJAK PITTA SLESHAK KAPHA APANA VAYU RANJAK PITTA AVALAMBAK KAPHA Samana Vayu, Pachaka Pitta and Kledaka Kapha aid in the digestive process & are located mainly in the stomach and small intestine . Vyana Vayu, Bhrajaka Pitta and Sleshaka Kapha relate to the limbs, the skin, the joints and the surface of the body and are connected to our power of circulation. Apana Vayu, Ranjaka Pitta and Avalambaka Kapha, play a supportive role for the other doshas and are mainly related to the internal organs like the Kidney, Liver and Heart They govern the waste-products of the doshas, Apana vayu governs intestinal excretion Ranjaka pitta governs excess blood and bile while Avalambaka Kapha governs excess mucus in the chest and lungs. Udana Vayu , Alochaka, Pitta and Bodhaka Kapha are in the head, face, mouth and neck and relate to sensory activity. They improve sensory perception, increase will and aspiration and help raise the functioning of the other forms of the same Dosha. Prana Vayu, Sadhaka Pitta and Tarpaka Kapha relate to brain-heart-spine-nervous system function and have a controlling action on the other of the five forms of their respective Dosha. Prana is increased by the practice of Pranayama and by the creation of a positive attitude and positive will in life. Sadhaka Pitta is increased by the practice of discrimination and by clarity of perception. Tarpaka Kapha is increased by the practice of contentment and by faith in life. Prana Vayu, Sadhaka Pitta and Tarpaka Kapha are related to Prana, Tejas and Ojas and can also be increased through the factors that increase Prana, Tejas and Ojas. These treatment factors will be discussed later in a seperate video concerned with “Spirtual Healing” We should always consider these relationships when treating any subdosha. For example, when dealing with Sleshaka Kapha as in the case of arthritis, we should consider the role of Vyana Vayu as peripheral energy flow and Bhrajaka Pitta as surface heat as well. Generally, we should also try to increase the power of the subtler forms of the Doshas and decrease that of their grosser forms. I hope this video was informative and made the subject clear. Comments and feedback are highly appreciated and you can leave them by visiting the NLAM website at or likewise by writing to me at Thank you for watching. [SUBTITLES CREDIT:NLAM]

6 thoughts on “How do 5 types of VATA, PITTA, KAPHA Dosha work, 15 Sub Doshas

  1. good sir i am working in Europe and learning more about Ayurveda its really help full hoping more videos about only five type of vata and its working and where its properly staying. how it will effect in body..

  2. Thank you very much. I have been able to veiw your videos to help add demention and clarity to my studies and my certification work.

  3. Thank you very much. I have been able to veiw your videos to help add demention and clarity to my studies and my certification work.

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