The Five Elements
According to Ayurvedic, everything is composed of five elements: air, fire, water, earth, and ether. From thought to plants, to the human being, the five elements are the building blocks of all matter. These elements are represented in humans by three “Doshas”, or energies: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
What are Doshas?
The Doshas are energies that pervade the body and mind, each with diﬀerent functions. Ayurveda assesses your state of being and the state of natural world in terms of three basic principles or Doshas.