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Dosha in Ayurveda

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

I wanted to share this beautiful concept of dosha, stemming from one of the oldest traditional healing practices called ๐—”๐˜†๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ

Doshas are forms of energy that is present in everyone and everything. Each dosha is a combination of 5 basic elements : ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต, ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

Ayurvedic healers believe that imbalances in doshas/energetic forces is what causes pathology/diseases to occur in our bodies.

Doshas are classified into three categories:

๐ŸŒฑ ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข (earth and water)

๐ŸŒฟ ๐˜—๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข (fire and water)

๐ŸŽ‹ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข (air and ether)

So how do I incorporate this in my medical practice?

At the heart the Ayurvedic healing lies one key concept: the pursuit to understanding oneโ€™s constitution and spirit as part of health and well-being.

I think this pursuit to understanding one's constitution and spirit is ultimately what is needed to create a balance of physical body, mind, and consciousness.

Until next time,

Shiven Chaudhry, MD ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ

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