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 𝗔𝘆𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗱𝗮
Doshas are forms of energy that is present in everyone and everything. Each dosha is a combination of 5 basic elements : 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵, 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲, 𝗮𝗶𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿.
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:
🌱 𝘒𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘩𝘢 (earth and water)
🌿 𝘗𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘩𝘢 (fire and water)
🎋 𝘝𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘴𝘩𝘢 (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 one’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 🧘♂️👨🏽⚕️