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What is a Dosha?

doshaA dosha is a Sanskrit term that represents one of the main concepts behind traditional Ayurvedic medicine.  It is sometime referred to as a “bodily humor” in English, but even this has vague meaning. Continue reading »

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Kapha Dosha

kapha doshaThe energetic force of the Kapha dosha stems from the elements of Water (Apas) and Earth (Prithvi). The word Kapha comes from the roots Ka, meaning water, and Pha, meaning to flourish. The qualities Kapha dosha carries are the qualities of its related elements and include heavy, dull, slow, cool, oily, slimy, dense, soft, stable, liquid and gross. Therefore, the qualities of a predominantly Kapha individual will also resemble these same qualities. Continue reading »

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