In Ayurveda, the body is made up of three basic energies known as the doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha which govern our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual makeups. The Vata dosha consists of ether & air with the qualities of cold, dry, light and mobile. The Pitta dosha is made up of fire & water with the qualities of hot, wet, light and mobile. The Kapha dosha is a combination of water & earth with the qualities of cold, wet, heavy and stable. Each of us has a unique combination of the doshas, which make up our constitution, one being prominent, one secondary and the third less present.