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5 Elements Theory

Ayurveda is the unique system that explains human physiognomy as the combination of the 5 great elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. In this unique system of explaining health, air and space – both ethereal elements and related to movement– form one of the three doshas called Vata.

The elements fire and water form a second dosha called Pitta, based on transformation. The elements water and earth congregate to form the third dosha called Kapha. Because of their mutual density, water gives earth its fluidity.