Principles of Ayurveda

tridosha

The Five Elements According to Ayurveda the physical universe is made of the Panchamahabhoutas (the five great elements being space, air, fire, water and earth). Earth forms the substance, water its origin and the other three are its parts. The substance is determined by the elements predominant in that substance. The tridosha theory – Vata, Pitta and Kapha Ayurvedic science considers there to be three functional intelligences that govern the entire physical universe (vata, pitta and kapha). These three principles or dosha’s are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the universe; … [Read more...]