Ayurveda Tips: Core Concepts in Philosophy Tri-Dosha Ayurveda

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In Ayurvedic philosophy, the five elements combine into pairs to form three dynamic forces called dosha. Dosha means "change."

This word comes from the root word 'box', which is equivalent to the English prefix 'dys', such as dysfunction, dystrophy, and others.

In this sense, dosha can be regarded as a fault, mistake, error, or violation of the cosmic rhythm.

Dosha is always moving in dynamic balance, one with the other. Dosha is needed in the process of life.

In Ayurveda, dosha is also known as the principles that govern every living thing in the universe. The third dosha known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Vata is a force conceptually made ​​up of elements ether (space) and air. Proportions of ether and air determine how active Vata.

Amount of ether affect the ability of air to gain momentum. If not restricted, such as in ocean, air can gain momentum and will be strong like a hurricane.

Vata means "wind, to move, flow, direct the process, or command." Vata dosha allows other two being expressive. Actions of Vata are drying, cooling, light, restless, and moving.

Vata governs how breathing, berkedipnya eyelids, movements in the muscles and tissues, heart beat, all expansion and contraction, movement of cytoplasm and cell membrane, as well as the movement of the single impulses in nerve cells.

Vata also regulate feelings and emotions as freshness, nervousness, fear, anxiety, pain, tremors, and seizures. Vata in the body's primary location is in the colon.

Vata is also located in the hips, thighs, ears, bones, large intestine, pelvic cavity, and skin. It is related to the sensation of touch. If the excess, then the Vata will accumulate in these areas.

Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interaction between water and fire. This is a representation of the power of transformation.

Transformation does not change each other with each other, but modulate or control each other. These elements are indispensable to the process of life.

For example, if the fire is too much and too little water will cause the water to boil and evaporate. Whereas if too much water will extinguish the fire.

Pitta regulates the process of digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism, body temperature, skin color, eyes sparkle, intelligence, and understanding.

Pitta psychologically aroused the anger, hatred, and jealousy. Small intestine, stomach, sweat glands, blood, fat, eyes, and skin is where Pitta is located.

Kapha is representing the concept of a balance between water and earth. Kapha is present as a power stirrer (adhesive) to keep the water and earth so as not to separate.

For example, if we take a pot, fill it with water then half then add sand to it, the sand will slowly sink to the bottom of the pot (separate sand from water).

The only way to keep the sand remains in equilibrium with the water is by stirring the mixture continuously. Kapha force can be seen as a stirring force in our bodies.

Kapha body element in providing material for the physical structure of the body. This Dosha (Kapha) keep our immune system.

Water is a key element Kapha, and is physiologically responsible for the strength and resilience of natural biological tissues in the body.

Kapha also lubricates joints, provide moisture to the skin, help heal wounds, fill the space in the body, provide strength and stability biology, supports memory capabilities, providing energy to the heart and lungs, and maintains immunity.

Kapha is located in the chest, throat, head, sinuses, nose, mouth, stomach, joints, cytoplasm, plasma, and in body fluids such as mucus secretion.

Psychologically Kapha is responsible for emotional attachment, greed, and envy. Additionally Kapha also express a tendency toward tranquility, forgiveness, and love. Dada is the ultimate place to be kapha.