The DOSHAS
VATA, PITTA, KAPHA
 


The great ancient Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita, defines Dosha as "the factors responsible for physiological functions but capable of causing disorder." Ayurveda relies on the Doshic Theory principles to determine root causes for illness and disease. According to Ayurveda, there are three doshas called VATA, PITTA, and KAPHA.

Vata is the dosha of air and space; Pitta is the dosha of fire; Kapha is the dosha of Earth and Water.

Ayurveda teaches that the human body is made of the five great elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.
In the human body, the doshas are the "containers" for the five elements, ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Vata dosha resides in the colon, Pitta dosha resides in the organs of digestion and small intestine, and Kapha dosha resides in the chest and head. 

When in balance, these doshas help keep the body and mind in perfect health by not allowing for the five elements to become increased or decreased - according to one's own main constitution determined at the time of conception. When the doshas become imbalanced and left untreated, they create the environment for illness and disease in the body. Ayurvedic therapies, diet, lifestyle, remedies, and other interventions keep the bodily doshas in balance - as they should remain throughout the lifetime of the person.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended as medical advise, diagnosis, or to replace a one-on-one relationship with a licensed Doctor or health care professional.