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Understanding your body through Ayurveda - 5 Elements & 3 Energies

Updated: Aug 7, 2019


Vatta Dosha, Pitta Dosha, & Kapha Dosha

Ayurveda “the science of longevity” is about 5000 years old holistic healing system with its roots in India and is regarded as the oldest healing system in the world. Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depends on a harmonious balance between mind, body and spirit. To understand how we can benefit from the ancient wisdom and knowledge of Ayurveda, we need to understand what constitutes our body.


According to Ayurveda, our body comprises of 5 Basic elements:

  1. Ether

  2. Air

  3. Fire

  4. Water

  5. Earth

These 5 element