The Doshas

According to Ayurveda nature manifests on earth though laws called doshas. The Rishis called these laws 'doshas,' meaning that they were subject to change.

There are three governing laws or doshas on earth - Vata , Pitta and Kapha .Vata Pitta Kapha.jpg

  • Vata, the law of movement, governs nature's growth and decay
  • Pitta, the law of transformation, governs nature's creation and destruction
  • Kapha, the law of sustainability, governs nature's strength and stability

When we are aware of these doshas acting within and around us we can begin to start maintaining a harmonious balance of the doshas within ourselves. This can be done through purification, correct nutrition, dietary supplementation and by going deeper within to more subtle levels of our being. All this is possible because inside us there is a greater wholeness.

When the doshas are balanced, the tissues are sustained or nourished and we are able to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

glenbrookspices.jpg As we learn what vata, pitta and kapha mean, we get a deeper understanding of ourselves and it becomes easier for us to accept ourselves and others. We learn to understand why different food suits us differently, why we react to cold and heat or stress differently. We are all different in our constitution and this adds to the richness in life and creating respect and space for the diversity that exists within humanity.

Each individual has different amounts of vata, pitta and kapha in their nature. The fact that we have these different combinations of doshas means we have different personal qualities.

Learn more about  Vata , Pitta  and  Kapha