In Ayurvedic tradition, there are five elements that combine to form both the external world around us and our unique inner worlds. These elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) combine to form three doshas types - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The Vata dosha is a combination of air and space, Pitta dosha is made of fire and water, and Kapha dosha is a combination of water and earth. Each of us is said to be born with a primary dosha called your prakruti, or your natural state of being. Despite your prakruti, it is important to maintain a harmony between all three doshas to prevent emotional and physical imbalances. When the doshas are out of alignment, signs of imbalance can manifest as disease in both the mind and body.