Dosha is a Sanskrit word that roughly means your constitution, which Google defines as your physical state with regard to vitality, health, and strength, as well as your mental or psychological makeup. There are 3 dosha outlined in Ayurveda, the traditional science of wellness from India: vata, pitta, and kapha. [For the grammar nerds, dosha is both the singular and plural form of the word.] All of us are a mix of the 3, but one usually predominates.

When our dosha are out of balance, symptoms arise. Part of what I do as a yoga therapist is assess the imbalance and give someone tools to move back toward balance. To find out more about each dosha, click here. There are quizzes online to determine your dosha, or you can always reach out and I’ll send you one.