According to Ayurveda, everything in existence is made up of five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether / Space. These five elements are expressed as three Dosha types: Vata corresponds to Ether & Air, Pitta corresponds to Fire & Water, and Kapha corresponds to Earth & Water. Each person has a unique combination of Doshas from birth. This is referred to as your Ayurvedic constitution. It's important to note that the word Dosha in Sanskrit translates to the English word “fault,” meaning a crack or point of weakness where you might go out of balance. By knowing your dominant Dosha and constitution, you can more easily identify where and when you fall out of balance. You can also quickly and efficiently coax yourself back into balance by enjoying Dosha balancing foods, exercise and activities.