"According to Ayurveda, our bodies have a dosha based on its constitution and our lifestyle and other factors affect it," says Dr Chandy George, Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant at Balance Wellness Club in Dubai. "Nature and the human body are governed by the five elements — earth, water, air, space and fire. The combinations of these elemental energies define the three major body types — Vata (space and air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (earth and water). These categories are called the tri doshas, which are often imbalanced on account of external factors, both physical and mental, leading to illness. However, these can be rectified through awareness about what one's dosha is and with lifestyle changes".