There is a beautiful poetry to Ayurveda. It is an art, science, and an incredibly practical subject. Ayurveda, a time-tested system, offers ways of understanding one’s body, mind, and whole self—through a lens that is quite different from Western thinking. For instance, the dhatus, or bodily tissues, are a key concept in Ayurveda. By understanding the dhatus we can better understand the Ayurvedic view of physiology. The dhatus in Ayurveda are also helpful in understanding our process of nourishment.