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dosha

(dosh´ah) according to the principle of constitution of the physical body in ayurveda, one of the three vital bioenergies (vata, pitta, kapha) condensed from the five elements; the doshas are responsible for the physical and emotional tendencies in the mind and body, and along with the seven dhatus (tissues) and three malas (waste products) make up the human body. The attributes of the doshas and their specific combination within each individual help determine the individual's physical and mental characteristics, while imbalance among the doshas is the cause of disease.
Any of 3 principles: kapha (earth & fire), pitta (fire & water), and vata (ether & air), which, according to the Ayurvedic construct, are the constituents that orchestrate a person’s mental and physiologic functions, including metabolism and mind/body type

dosha

(do'sha) [Sanskrit, dosha, fault, disease, bodily humor]
In ayurvedic medicine, one of three bodily humors or energies that link the body, its elemental liquids, and the mind.
See: kapha
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Signs of heat exposure are evident in everyone, but more so in those whose dominant dosha is Pitta," George adds.
DOSHA QUALITIES AS MANIFESTED IN THE PITTA INDIVIDUAL: Hot: Good digestive fire; strong appetite; body temperature tends to be higher than average; hates heat; tendency toward gray hair with receding hairline or baldness; soft brown hair on the body and face.
Once your dosha has been established, a tailor-made Ayurvedic plan - including herbs, massage and diet advice - is prescribed.
Once you understand your dominant dosha and its characteristics, you can anticipate the stresses and foods that make you ill and adjust your lifestyle to keep your dosha balanced.
This makes the sweet taste most aggravating to the kapha dosha, and soothing to both vata and pitta.
It is the seat of rata dosha, which is the mover of the other doshas and thus of all physiological activity.
The Elemental Cleanse program and book offer a practical guide to accomplishing this through the practice of yoga, meditation and wholesome nutrition tailored to your dosha type.
All people have a Dosha type that can change from moment to moment and hour to hour.
Dosha (body types)-specific blended oils help release any toxins and restore, with an immense feeling of calm and warm sense of wellbeing, while feeling physically cleansed and renewed on a deep emotional level," she added.
Knowing your dosha type can help maximize your health through individualizing your diet and lifestyle, the class description says.
Ananda's Ayurvedic Rejuvenation programme is designed to restore the vitality of the body by eliminating toxins through traditional panchakarma treatments and by enhancing the body's immunity through the combination of Ayurvedic treatments, dosha (body type) based diet and Yoga.
According to Ayurveda, the pitta dosha gives skin its glow, but too much pitta can turn that glow to an unwanted inflamed and puffy red.