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Attributed to be the science of life, Ayurveda consists of ancient beliefs, practices, transferred knowledge, observation, logic, and experimentation. Ayurveda has a great emphasis on encouraging health and well-being through close attention to balance in an individual’s life.
Ayurvedic practice enables one to understand the balances and imbalances in the fundamental elements of the body. Ayurveda states that every being in the universe, including the human body, is composed of five elements or Panchamahabhutas.
The five principal elements or Panchamahabhutas which make a physical body are – Earth (Prithvi), Air (Vayu), Fire (Agni), Space (Akasa), and Water (Jala).
Various theories state that Akasa or Space was the first element to come into existence. Following it is the Air (Vayu) element, then comes Fire (Agni), followed by Water (Jala) and in the end Earth (Prithvi). Every element has specific attributes and keeps on constantly changing and interacting with each other.
To suit the needs and requirements of the human body structure and functions of the body arts, a balanced condensation of these elements in varying proportions is needed.