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November 2010

What are the three doshas?

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What are the doshas? The three doshas are the basic biological molecules which constitute all living creatures. The three doshas form the basis of your physical constitution, your mental capacities and your emotional make-up. Individuals can be of one type of dosha or a combination.

That is, a person can be vata, pitta or kapha only or vata-pitta, vata-kapha or pitta-kapha. In fact, most people are a combination of two doshas. A particular combination of doshas may be ideal for one person but may cause disharmony to another person.

The foods we eat and the lifestyle we lead will also affect the equilibrium of each of the doshas within us.