According to Ayurvedic science, the physical body has vital bio energies, doshas, which together with seven dhatus, tissues, and three malas, waste products, create the human body.
Every person contains all three elements, but in different amounts, this mixture is called Prakriti. Our dominant dosha, is determined at the time of our conception; we are born with it and, like our finger prints, it stays the same for our entire lives.
The 3 main dosha types are:
Vata – Consists of air and ether
Pitta – Consists of water and fire
Kapha – Consists of earth and water
Doshas all have their own set of properties, which give us our unique personality by determining the persons physical function, including body type, metabolism and mental capabilities such as intellect, temper, practicality and reason.