Ayurveda is a holistic Indian healing science estimated to be over 5,000 years old. According to Ayurvedic theory, everyone is composed of five elements: air, water, fire, earth and space. These elements are combined in the body to form three energies or ‘doshas’ called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. All humans are born with a mixture of these three doshas, with one dosha usually being more dominant than the others. Ensuring our doshas stay in balance is key to finding and fulfilling your optimal mental and physical health; when doshas are present in their natural proportions, you are the most balanced version of yourself. But in an unbalanced state, they interrupt your natural flow, affecting your energy levels and leading to poor health and digestion.