Dosha

Definition of Dosha:

Ayurveda describes three humors or motivating principles called doshas, which are necessary for all living beings whether plant, animal or human.  They are vata, pitta and kapha, represented in the body by wind, bile and mucus respectively.  Vata is responsible for the movement of the organism, without and within.  Pitta is responsible for metabolism and the processes of transformation, and kapha is responsible for form and structure.  Disease is said to be the result of an imbalance in one or more of the three doshas.

Also: Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

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