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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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Vata Dosha

Vata Dosha is the energetic force in the body that is made up of the Air (Vayu) and Space (Akasha) elements. It is said to govern all movement in the body, including circulation and respiration. Manifested of Air and Space, the qualities Vata possesses are rough, dry, light, mobile, clear, subtle and cold. Hence, an individual with a predominant Vata constitution or prakrtti, as it is known in Ayurveda, will also possess these qualities. Continue reading »

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