What is a body? Body is made up of the 5 elements of nature – earth, water, fire, air and space. This body which is made up of the 5 elements of nature, is perishable, bound within space and time. According to ayurveda, the ancient medicine given by Lord Danvantri himself to this world, these 5 elements of nature are collectively known as Pancha-mahaa-bhutaas. Based on the pancha-mahaa-bhutaas, the body is classified into three different energies, or doshas namely, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These three
Elements of Three Doshas –
Vata Dosha = Air+Space
The treatment in ayurveda is based on these tridoshas only.
The next we will see about soul.