Whenever you interest yourself in Ayurveda you will learn about the Tridosha, the therm Tridosha is can be split in ‘Tri’ which means three, and ‘dosha’ which means “fault”. In this article you will find a video to understand the three doshas: In a healthy body, all elements must renew on a regular basis. However, when an element starts to accumulate and rot in the body it is called a dosha. Now, everybody depending on its constitution has a tendency to accumulate a certain element.
Whenever there is an accumulation of an element in the body tissues, the body wastes, organs and channels are getting disturbed and this results in physical and mental disease. A dosha, therefore, affects bodily functions and body properties.
The three doshas are
Each Dosha has five subtypes
|1. Prana||1. Pachaka||1. Kledaka|
|2. Udana||2. Ranjaka||2. Bodhaka|
|3. Vyana||3. Bhrajaka||3. Avalambaka|
|4. Samana||4. Sadhaka||4. Shleshaka|
|5. Apana||5. Alochaka||5. Tarpaka|
In each subtype, there is a predominance of one of the five primordial elements.
Kapha dosha is made up of earth and water. It is responsible for all lubrication and structure in the body.
Primal Properties of Kapha
Kapha is essential for union, stability, softness, and strength.
Common functions of Kapha
Vata is the dosha is composed of air and ether. Vata energy is responsible for the movement in the body, nervous activity and the process of excretion.
Primary Properties of Vata
Common functions of Vata
Pitta is composed of fire and water.
Common functions of Pitta dosha
This explainer video will tell you what the doshas exactly are and will help you to understand the three doshas. It will explain the properties, locations in the body, influence on the mental state of all three doshas.
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