The 3 doshas represent different qualities as given here. The increase and decrease of the doshas can be understood by observing these attributes in the body.
|Vata||Ruksha, Laghu, Seeta, Khara, Sukshma, Chala|
|Pitta||Slightly Snigdha,Tikshna, Ushna, Laghu, Visra, Sara, Drava|
|Kapha||Snigdha, Seeta, Guru, Manda, Slakshana, Pichchila, Sthira|
Vata represents Dry (Ruksha), Light (Laghu), Cold (Seeta), Rough (Khara), Subtle (Sukshma), Constant movement (Chala) attributes.
Pitta represents Slightly Moist (Snigdha) ,Sharp (Tikshna), Hot (Ushna), Light (Laghu), Foul (Visra), Flowing (Sara), Liquid (Drava) attributes.
Kapha represents Moist (Snigdha), Cold (Seeta), Heavy (Guru), Slow (Manda), Subtle (Slakshana), Slimy (Pichchila), Stable (Sthira) attributes