The life energies flowing through the cosmos are of five major types- air, water, fire, earth, and space. These elements also constitute the human body and are present in every cell, tissue, and organ. This is why you feel connected when you take a walk amid nature because you and Mother Nature are made of these same life-giving elements. Each one of us is a unique combination of these life forces- some of us have more of air and space, while some of us have more of fire in us. The type of dominant element present governs our bodily processes, thinking, emotions, and even body weight.
However, sometimes the balance between these five elements goes awry as a result of improper diet, lifestyle-induced stress, and age. That is when dosha (meaning energy) arises. They originate from an imbalance in life energies and impact physical and mental health, manifesting in the form of weight gain/loss, digestion issues, acne, arthritis, cervical pain, and depression.
This is why healing your dosha through a proper diet is highly recommended. However, the first step is to know your dominant dosha type.