Khavaigunya

Definition - What does Khavaigunya mean?

Khavaigunya is a term used in Ayurveda to refer to a weak or defective part of the body, often caused by previous injury, illness, trauma or genetic defects. Khavaigunyas tend to be the most vulnerable to chronic imbalance or disease, as they attract the most ama (toxins) and excess doshas (functional energies).

Yogapedia explains Khavaigunya

Most individuals have clear patterns or tendencies of ill-health, whether physical, mental or emotional. These tendencies are often caused by a Khavaigunya, and understanding the location of this weakness is the first step in diagnosis and treatment.

Khavaigunyas may occur in an organ, srotas (system), dhatu (tissue) or any other localized area. Although they may be caused by previous injury, trauma or genetics, they can also arise as a result of consistently poor diet or lifestyle choices. Once a space is weakened, aggravating doshas and ama may accumulate at the Khavaigunya, initiating pathological changes in the body or mind.

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