There are five elements comprising the human etheric body. The five elements are ether, air, fire, water and earth. Each chakra is a composite of all five elements plus the ajna chakra representing the mental/emotional body and the core mother template representing consciousness. This illustration depicts how the elements interact to create different functions and structures. For example, the principle quality of the fire element is hunger. The fire element combines with the air element to create thirst. The absence of thirst or excessive thirst is a result of an imbalance between these two elements within the fire chakra.