Five elements of ayurveda
THE FOUNDATIONS OF AYURVEDA
Ayurveda states that our bodies are composed of five basic elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Sky. In combination, these elements form three types of energy, referred to as Tridoshas - Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha.
Air and Sky combine to form Vatta, the body's breathing system, tissue movement, and blood circulation
A Pitta is formed when Fire and Water combine, and it is responsible for digestion, metabolism, temperature regulation, and intelligence.
A Water and Earth form Kapha, which governs physical structure, emotions, memory retention, and immunity
An individual's Prakruti, or constitution, determines their health, well-being, and vulnerability to disease, according to Ayurveda. Tridoshas dictate this constitution. Many health problems occur in our bodies as a result of our daily routine, eating habits, sleeping habits, and mindset. As a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, the Doshas become imbalanced, which further results in diseases.