In Ayurvedic medicine, an alternative health system originating from India, doshas are universal energy elements that govern the physiological and psychological functions of the human body. Doshas include three elemental energies (i.e., Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), and each person has a unique combination.
Allowing the various energies to find equanimity is paramount to avoid disease and illness. (Ayurveda is known as the “science of life.”)
According to this system of medicine, 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. Ayurveda seeks to balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha for maximum health.