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dosha Line breaks: dosha
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒʃə/

Definition of dosha in English:


(In Ayurvedic medicine) each of three energies believed to circulate in the body and govern physiological activity, their differing proportions determining individual temperament and physical constitution and (when unbalanced) causing a disposition to particular physical and mental disorders.
Example sentences
  • This natural internal state of balance is described in terms of an important Ayurvedic concept - the doshas.
  • The combination of doshas determines our body's constitution, or prakruti, which governs how we respond to events in life, emotionally and physically.
  • Tridosha defines the three fundamental doshas or principles that govern the function of our bodies on the physical, mental and emotional levels.


Sanskrit doṣa, literally 'fault, disease'.

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