In the physical body, Vata (composed of Space) and Air (the subtle energy associated with movement). It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance, Vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, Vata produces fear and anxiety. Pitta, made up of Fire and Water, expresses as the body's metabolic system.
It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. In balance, Pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, Pitta arouses anger, hatred and jealousy. Kapha is formed from Earth and Water and is the energy that forms the body's structure bones, muscles, tendons. It provides the "glue" that holds the cells together.
Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity. In balance, Kapha is expressed as love, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy. According to Ayurveda, there are seven body types which are mono-types (Vata, Pitta or Kapha predominant), dual types (Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Kapha or, Kapha-Vata), and equal types, (Vata, Pitta and Kapha in equal proportions).
Every individual has a unique combination of these three Doshas. To understand individuality is the foundation of healing according to Ayurveda, "The Science of Life". Kerala ayurveda treatment has specific significance in the tourism sector. Several of the tourists come to Kerala for ayurvedic treatment in Kerala.