In Ayurvedic medicine, an alternative health system originating from India, doshas are universal energy elements that comprise the body. Allowing the various energies to find equanimity is paramount to avoid disease and illness. (Ayurveda is known as the “science of life.”)
The body inhabits the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire, wind, and space. Unresolved issues in a person’s life build and spill into a stew of unrest, disease, and illness. Well-being is an integral balance of the emotional, physical, and spiritual spheres. To obtain and maintain health, Ayurveda focuses on the doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.