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What Is a Dosha?

The Tridosha Theory of Ayurveda

There are three doshas at work in every human being: kapha [earth + water], pitta [fire + water], and vata [air + ether]. How these three doshas work together in each of us is a manifestation of our basic nature and determines our physical constitution. The doshas are a reflection of Prakriti: how our doshas work together in us is how we manifest our dharma in this life.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 6 mins

About the Teacher

Kathryn Templeton

Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E-500 RYT, C-IAYT. Ayurvedic practitioner Kathryn Templeton has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for 30 years, Kathryn is a Master Teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression, and complex trauma. As a C-IAYT, NAMA-registered Ayurvedic practitioner and Senior ParaYoga teacher, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga, ayurveda, and clinical psychology. Kathryn is a faculty member at the Himalayan Institute and the founder of the Himalayan Institute Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist program (HIAYS), Torchbearer Mentorship program, AYS Grad School, and The Three Wisdom Traditions: Integrating Yoga, Ayurveda, and Psychology (3WT). She is an Adjunct Professor of Human Development and General Psychology, a contributing writer and educator for Yoga International, and a Banyan Botanicals Ambassador. RDT – Registered Drama Therapist MT – Master Teacher.

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