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Topic: Doshas

  CIGNA - Ayurveda
These doshas relate closely to the basic elements of nature and to specific functions of the body.
A balance of these doshas is thought to be required for optimal health.
The doshas, which are determined at the time of conception, also relate to an individual's physical makeup and personality.
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Doshas are three in number called Tridoshas (tri meaning three and doshas being the basic physical energies/humors).
In a state of balance or equilibrium, doshas are considered an energy force in that we cannot visibly detect them as they move through and support bodily function.
It is equally important to understand that the three doshas within any person keep changing constantly due to their doshic qualities, the specific lifestyle and environment of the person, time and the season.
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 Humours (Ayurveda) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, it must be borne in mind that the word humour is an English word, while Ayurveda uses Sanskrit terms exclusively.
The Sanskrit term for which humour is sometimes proferred as a translation is Dosha (or, sometimes, Dosa).
Whereas humours were considered fluids, Ayurvedic doshas are the manifestifestions of elemental forces in the physical body and not isolatable physical substances in themselves.
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 Yoga Journal : Health : Ayurveda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Dosha is a Sanskrit word that means "fault," "defect," or "that which darkens." It comes from the root dush, meaning "to become corrupt or bad; to sin." A classical text of Ayurveda, the Charaka Samhita, employs it mainly to indicate excess that is capable of causing disease.
But if dosha isn't exactly the word we should use to indicate Ayurvedic constitution, what is? Prakriti means "nature," and it refers not only to the natural universe but also to a person's nature—to that distinct constellation of qualities native to an individual.
While a rare soul may be born with the perfect tridoshic proportions (33 1/3 percent of each dosha), most of us have a prakriti that's dominated by one or two.
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 LVIA-Bridging Traditional & Western Medicines
All three doshas are present in varying degrees in everyone, but one or two usually predominate.
Vata is responsible for all movement, the physical movement of body parts, mental movement of the mind in the form of thoughts, feelings and emotions, and the process of respiration.
Each of these doshas has its home site in the gastrointestinal tract: vata in the colon, pitta in the small intestine and kapha in the stomach.
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 Ayurvedic Medicine - Massage Therapy Directory - Classifieds
Vata is one of the three main doshas in Ayurvedic medicine, and it is “wind”.
When you first visit an Ayurvedic doctor, known as a vaidya, they will try to assess what your tridosha is (the balance of all your doshas together), as well as what your prakriti is (the balance of doshas that is natural for your body that you were born with).
The belief is that certain foods can either enhance or weaken the doshas, so part of therapeutic treatment may also include ridding the body of toxins brought to it by certain foods, including such methods as induced therapeutic vomiting, herbal enemas and bloodletting.
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 Complementary Health and Alternative Medicine Information Service
Doshas get imbalanced frequently due to change in climate, seasons, lifestyles, diet etc. The treatment is to bring back the doshas to normalcy and expel the toxin or ama produced during the imbalanced condition.
The body fire, which is assisted by balanced doshas, digests the food completely to form Pakwa Anna rasa (the liquid form of food which is completely digested by digestive enzymes), which is ready to get absorbed by body tissues.
The imbalanced doshas vitiate skin and the immunity of skin cells is lowered.
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 Jivaka Ayurveda - Doshas
It means 'that which moves thing.' Vata dosha is the motivating force behind the other two doshas, which are 'lame,' incapable of movement without it.
Each dosha exists in a second element that serves as the medium for its manifestation, acting as its container.
Ayurveda treats the excessive dosha with remedies appropriate for the dosha involved to reduce the imbalanced dosha back to the level it was at conception.
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 Sharirik Doshas - Evaluation of Doshas - Ayurvedic Doshas
According to Ayurveda doshas are of prime importance because they coordinates and directs all the structures and substances of the body.
According to Ayurveda, doshas are of vital importance because they are responsible for coordinating and directing all the structures and substances of the body.
The theory of the three doshas is the crown jewel of Ayurvedic science and cornerstone of its diagnostic and treatment modalities.
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 Ayurvedic Treatments and the Three Doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Having a balanced state of doshas, agni (digestive fire), dhatus (tissues) normal functioning of mala (waste products), cheerful state of atman (soul), sensory organs and mind are the symptoms of healthy life.
The prakriti or the physical constitution, susceptibility to diseases, mental make-up and lifestyle of an individual is ascertained in accordance to the elemental constitution of the larger prakriti or the universe.
The smooth functioning of the body is hampered owing to the imbalances in the three doshas (prakriti) causing all kinds of diseases.
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 Ayurveda Health Retreat | Ayurveda
The term dosha means 'that which causes things to decay', reflecting the fact that when out of balance (with our constitutional nature or our environment), the doshas are the causative forces in the disease process.
The doshas are the 3 primary energetic principles which regulate every physiological and psychological process in the bodymind.
Pancha karma is the therapeutic means by which excess doshas and ama are eliminated from the physiology.
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 A Brief Review Of Ayurvedic Concepts: The Doshas In The Body
In a person who is physically healthy, the three doshas are present in appropriate proportions, their quality is pure, and their activities are calm and orderly.
A term for imbalance of the doshas is tundoskopa: anger of the doshas, capturing the idea that the doshas have an active role in the disease process, not just a passive one of being deficient or excessive in amount.
Interacting with the doshas, the food is transformed and transported and made into the substance of the body and activates the movement of the body.
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 The Three Doshas
The three doshas are equivalent to what has been thought of in the West as bodily humours.
Good health is maintained by keeping the doshas in balance; if a dosha increases to the point where it is out of balance, it is said to be 'aggravated' and the beginnings of a disease are likely.
Each dosha and sub-dosha is thought to be seated primarily in one area of the body and, often, an imbalance of the dosha will first show up in that region.
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Depending on the dosha and the constitution of the person, the spread can be relatively localized or, if the doshas reach the bloodstream, nervous system and other channels, quite widespread.
Pitta and Kapha doshas do not have the inherent capability to move and spread by themselves; their movement requires Vata dosha to be present.
The vitiated doshas also cease their rapid phase of movement and mix with the tissues (dhatus) at the new location causing them to now become vitiated tissues (dushyas).
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 More About Ayurveda!--An Introduction to the Three Doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha
The combination of the three doshas that you inherit at conception is called your prakriti or original constitution in ayurveda.
While it is not unheard of for people to have nearly equal proportions of the three doshas or just one very predominant dosha as their prakriti, most people have two doshas that are more or less equally dominant, with the remaining one less dominant.
That does not mean they need to be equal, unless you were born with equal doshas; it means that you need to maintain your original doshic make-up or prakriti through life as much as possible to maintain good health.
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 About Ayurveda - Doshas, Five Elements, Gunas, Concepts
Each of us contain all doshas to varying degrees, and their balance can be determined through examination of your eyes, nails, tongue, skin, voice, by pulse diagnosis, and through the insight of the Ayurvedic practitioner.
Because the five elements exist in us and in nature, your doshas can become aggravated or imbalanced due to inappropriate or inadequate diet, change of seasons, climate or lifestyle, and result in disease in the body.
They are sometimes referred to as the "mental doshas" as they describe the qualities and activities of the mind.
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 Ayurveda Doshas
People remain healthy as long as the doshas are in a state of balance or equilibrium within the body.
The body has the capacity to overcome minor disturbances in the equilibrium of the doshas, but if the equilibrium is disturbed too greatly, the body then succumbs to disease and decay.
Some characteristics of the doshas are briefly presented here for educational purposes only and are not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
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 How understanding Vata, Pitta and Kapha can the improve your health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Understanding the doshas and their constant interplay with the environment outside and that which you create within you through your dietary and lifestyle choices is key to understanding your health.
The three doshas are responsible for your unique physical and emotional characteristics, determining everything from how you relate to others, the jobs you choose to your favourite foods and pastimes.
Your prakriti is determined by the predominance of doshas at conception, which is influenced by the constitution of your parents, the season in which you are conceived and your parents diet and lifestyle.
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 Living and Raw Foods: Ayurveda and Raw Foods: Notes
The doshas are often spoken of as being purely matter, but they are more than matter - they are a force, or energy as well.
The doshas have qualities (based on their constituent elements), and the increase or decrease of the doshas in the body, depends on the qualities of everything ingested (i.e., if the ingested item has similar or antagonistic qualities: similar items will increase the dosha, antagonistic items will decrease the dosha).
Returning to the topic of managing dual doshas; the basic idea is to follow a diet that reduces the dosha that is dominant in the season.
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 Ayurveda, Vata, Pitta, Kapha doshas - Know Your Type
It is important in the communication network of the body – from sense organ to brain and consciousness, from tissue to tissue and cell to cell.
Although predominance of ‘pitta dosha’ imparts a glow to the skin, and make the hair soft and shiny, it can lead to early wrinkling of skin, graying of hair and tendency to bald prematurely.
It is during this time that the people with ‘kapha dosha’ suffer the most and if sweet meats are consumed in large quantities they tend to become lazy.
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 Sinus Infections: Alandi
Once excess doshas have built up and become prevalent due to repeated errors in daily regimen, they are readily carried by vata upwards to the head, where they lodge in any weak spot, creating acute illness.
It is the unwholesome situation created by a combination of weakened sinuses, accumulation of doshas and build-up of ama or toxins in the body that provides a fertile ground for the multiplication of pathogens.
The value of cleansing practices is to reduce the excess doshas and to restore the doshas to their seats, thus preventing recurrence, chronicity or the onset of other, more serious conditions.
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 The three Doshas
At the heart of Ayurveda is its concept of the three Doshas, or the three different basic types of human constitution.
By the elements and Doshas, we determine the basic nature of different individuals and we establish a line of treatment unique to their needs.
The three Doshas can be recognized by their attributes: Vata is dry, cold, light, mobile, subtle, hard, rough, changeable and clear.
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 Yogafusions Doshas
Generally one or two doshas are prominent.The doshas describe our tendencies and govern our anatomy, physiology, and psychology.
Each dosha is composed of one or more of the five elements: water, fire, earth, air and ether.
When all three doshas are present in equal amount you are tri-doshic or pitta-vata-kapha.
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 DOSHAS FUNCTION,the composition of the doshas,dosha,the functions of the doshas
According to Ayurveda there are three substances or biological humors in the human body that governs all life processes of growth and decay.
Dosha means that which darkens, spoils, causes things to decay or a fault.
The doshas are composed from five great elements.
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 Ayurveda Portal, The doshas
These are said ‘Dosha’ because these have tendency to get vitiated and also to vitiate others.
This bilateral tendency of Dosha is cause of health and diseases.
< Doshas > < Dhatus > < Malas > < Ama > < Rasayana >
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For instance, bones and teeth are earth, blood and lymph are water, the metabolism is fire, oxygen is air, and ether is the spaces found between matter, represented best by vibration or sound.
A person's dosha balance can be upset by a variety of factors including diet, stress, emotional upset and the weather.
Food can affect a person's dosha levels because food is also made up of the five basic elements and can be predominantly vata, pitta or kapha.
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 Ayurveda Doshas - Three Ayurvedic Humors Or Tridosha & Our Body
Ayurveda Doshas are the basis of health and disease in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Doshas are in turn dependent upon and represent the working of Five Primary Elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether.
Ayurveda doshas govern all the biological and metabolic processes of our body in health and in disease.
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 Ayurveda health system and Ayurvedic medicine.
The doshas refer to specific elements of nature and every person is made up of various combinations of such doshas.
People that are predominantly Kapha are solid, steady, have great endurance, even-tempered and calm with a predisposition to gain weight on their normally large body frame, as well as having problems with their sinuses, obesity, mental and physical lethargy and a tendency to procrastinate.
The unique combination of the doshas that make up 'you' in your most true and essential nature, is referred to as prakriti or prakruti.
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 Blue Lotus Ayurveda: Holistic Health & Rejuvenation - The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
This is why Ayurveda encourages the prevention of imbalance and restoration of balance through the management of the doshas with a natural, down to earth Ayurvedic regime and lifestyle, Ayurvedic herbs and herbal preparation, as well as dinacharya or daily routines, and yoga and meditation practices suited to your unique, individual constitution.
Most of us have a predominant dosha in our constitution, and some people have a dual doshic constitution, where two doshas are equally predominant.
In any case, is it important to remember that the body-mind complex is a dynamic unity and all three doshas are constantly interacting with each other and the environment.
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