The element Ether, called “Akasha” in Sanskrit, is the first of the great five elements (pancha Mahabhutas). Often referred to as “Space” it is the essence of the emptiness or omnipresence which “pervades everything”. It is everywhere. Ether is a part of all other elements. Ether may be found within any aspect of creation. Without any form or boundaries, Ether has no limit.
Some of its attributes are: unity, impalpable, unlimited expansion, fullness & emptiness.
Ether is the element connected to the spirit, which in Ayurveda is called Satvaguna.