Article and graphics by Logynn Hailley originally published in the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I’ve come to think of my Ayurveda “doshas” as gremlins.
The doshas are the three energies present in all things that work together to fuel your body and maintain your health as long as you “feed” them correctly, with the right lifestyle activities and foods. If you don’t feed them right, they get “aggravated” and turn into health-sabotaging gremlins. So, here are the “CliffsNotes” on how to feed these little buggers so they stay balanced, without swinging wildly into dominating each other or becoming deficient, and how to tell if “you’re doin’ it wrong.”
There are three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.