Dosha is a central term in Ayurveda originating from Sanskrit, which can be translated as "that which can cause problems" (literally meaning "fault" or "defect"), and which refers to three categories or types of substances that are believed to be present in a person's body and mind.
Kapha is the watery element. It is a combination of earth and water and is characterized by coolness, heaviness, slowness, softness, and stability
The qualities of Pitta: Sharp, hot, light, intense, oily, liquid, pungent, sharp and acidic. Those with a predominance of the Pitta principle have a fiery nature that manifests in both body and mind.
Vata is characterized by the properties of dryness, coolness, lightness, rough, mobile, quick, changeable and subtle.