Category: Dosha

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To Dance with Kapha

Have You Noticed? I know for me, I have observed in the last few weeks that I have not been as hungry as I usually am at mealtimes and my food is taking longer to digest than usual as well. These are signs that the environment is affecting my interior. This is due to the […]

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The Benefit of Staying Put

I must say though, in a world that continues to cause really intense physical and emotional anguish, I am so grateful for the opportunity to show up three times a week for three hours a day to talk about the artful science of Āyurveda in the 30h course. I wanted to share something we discussed […]

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Kapha Doṣa, How We Adore Thee

According to the AH.Su.11.3, Kapha is made of the combinations of Earth (Pṛthivi) and Water (Jala). Its presence confers stability, lubrication, compactness (firmness) of the joints, forbearance (capacity to withstand strain – physically and emotionally). Kapha is the most similar to the majority of the Dhātus (tissues) and Malas (wastes) of the body, therefore healthy Kapha is the reason […]

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Pitta Doṣa, Who Are You?

Pitta Doṣa is described as a Pathogenic Factor made of the guṇas : oily, hot, sharp, liquid, and fluid. It is also known to be pungent and sour. (Ca.Su.1.58) It is balanced by guṇas which are opposite to those just described like cold, soft, and dry as well as the Tastes which are Sweet and Bitter, […]

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Vāta. All Hail the King.

Ok, so we grappled a bit with Doṣa as a whole, so now let us look at each one individually to better understand its function and how to engage with it. We’ll begin with Vāta because it is often called the King of Disease as well as Yama Raja – the King of Death (Ca. […]

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What are Doṣa?!

We are diving into the world of Doṣa. It is complex – partially because it requires some unlearning. I love this quote from Ganesh Mohan that speaks to the importance of waiting for right knowledge before consuming it! What are Doṣa? (and Why are They so Confusing?) Doṣa are, in some ways, shorthand for other […]

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