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Prakruti Parikshan

Prakriti is our body constitution. Every person is born with a definite genetic constitution, determined by dominant doshas (three vital energies), genetic & environmental factors, Food and lifestyle of the mother and of course the five elements (Panchamahabhuta) that make up a fetus.

There are three major types of Prakriti and these reflect predominance of that particular Dosha. Our body behaves according to the status of Dosha Prakriti. Each constitution offers a distinct physical & mental profile.

a) Physical functioning : Physical structure, complexion, hair colour, digestive capacity, appetite

b) Mental & Emotional behavioral pattern.

If we know our prakriti then we can avoid health problems by following regimen that suits our prakriti.

There are seven possible Prakriti (constitution) types -
  • Vata Prakriti
  • Pitta Prakriti
  • Kapha Prakriti
  • Vata-Pitta Prakriti
  • Vata-Kapha Prakriti
  • Pitta-Kapha Prakriti
  • Tridosha Prakriti

Importance Of Knowing One's Prakriti

According to Ayurvedic texts prakriti tells us about the susceptibility of an individual to develop particular type of diseases throughout his lifetime. There is a beautiful example that if a vata type person develops vataj disorder then its prognosis is difficult. If kapha type or pitta type person develops similar vataj disease then the prognosis is better and disease is likely to be cured easily.

Prakriti Analysis by means of Tridoshas or Trienergies of body plays a very important role in diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Not only this but this Diagnostic tool also helps you to know about particular dietary regimens, herbs, to avoid or to prefer. Prakriti Analysis helps us to maintain healthy life style as well.

Therefore Prakriti Is Important To Know

  • Who I am? (On the basis of my vata, pitta, kapha constitution)
  • What should I eat?
  • What should I avoid?
  • What should I eat in moderation?
  • What should I eat occasionally?
  • What should I follow in my life style?
  • The answer to these questions can help us to have

With the knowledge of one's Prakriti, it is practically possible to apply Ayurvedic fundamentals in maintenance of health as well as prevention and cure of diseases.