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The 5 Elements


Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth





Ether



Ether is the space beyond our atmosphere. It is the thing that holds our solar system, galaxy, and universe.


In Ayurveda, Vata (Vayu) dosha is comprised of ether and air.


Other words for Ether:


Quintessence

Aether








Air






Air is the breath of life, what we breathe and expel with every inhalation and exhalation. It is the prana or life force that is shared by all beings.



In Ayurveda, Vata (Vayu) dosha is comprised of air and ether.



Other words for Air:


Prana

Life force

Vayu


Air Signs:


Aquarius

Gemini

Libra








Water







Water is the liquid that nourishes life and purifies our bodies. Humans are comprised primarily of water.


In Ayurveda, Pitta dosha is comprised of water and fire, while Kapha dosha is comprised of water and earth.



Other words for Water:

Jala



Water Signs:


Pisces

Cancer

Scorpio












Fire






The mysterious element of fire is hot, dry, and elusively powerful.


In Ayurveda, Pitta dosha is comprised of Fire and Water.



Other words for Fire:


Agni

Tejas


Fire Signs:


Aries

Leo

Sagittarius











Earth





Earth is densest, most manifested form of matter.


In Ayurveda, Kapha dosha is comprised of earth and water.



Other words for Earth:


Gaia

Terra

Bhumi

Prithvi


Fire Signs:


Taurus

Virgo

Capricorn


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