According to Ayurveda when the Pancha Mahabhuttas or five elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) are balanced, the body is healthy. When there is imbalance, there is disease. These elements manifest into life forces and make each of us unique – physically, mentally and emotionally. The elements combine into three Doshas (mind-body types) – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The combination of these three Doshas influences our mental, emotional and physical tendencies.