What is Ayurveda? What does “Dosha” mean? Why should I care? This blog post tries to guide you in answering these questions for yourself.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing sciences -- a holistic approach to health focused on maintaining physical and emotional balance. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. Ayurveda seeks to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through diet, lifestyle, and herbal remedies. This can be done by balancing your basic body constitutions, called doshas.
According to Ayurvedic beliefs, these three doshas are present in every person:
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