All of the doshas contain all five elements (as do all things in nature), but each is predominantly composed of two elements.
DoshaPrimary ElementsVataAir + EtherPittaFire + WaterKaphaWater + Earth
As with the elements, all three of the doshas can be found in everyone and everything, but in different proportions. They combine to create different climates, different foods, different species, and even different individuals within the same species. In fact, the particular ratio of vata, pitta, and kapha within each of us provides us with a blueprint for optimal health (otherwise known as our constitution), and garners a significant influence on our individual physical, mental, and emotional character traits—as well as our unique strengths and vulnerabilities.