(Last Updated on : 13/03/2018)
Prakruti or Constitution is the particular arrangement of energies present at birth is known in Ayurveda
. Its utilization is up to us. It is the sourcebook for our health, strength and well-being and can also be the facilitator toward difficulties. Humans are far more complex and remarkable than any standard description could convey, whether it be Ayurvedic, astrological
, biochemical or psychological.
Pulse in Prakruti
A skilled Ayurvedic physician
can measure an individuals pulse and give information about the individuals prakruti (constitution). From pulse examination he or she can discover what elements
are in balance and what needs to be done. The pulse is utilized in Ayurveda in a way similar to Tibetan or Chinese medicine.
Elements in Creating Prakruti
Each constitution has different needs. All these needs assure the balance and better chances for good health and peace of mind. It also offers more up to date choices in health care methods which are most appropriate for an individual. The five elements come together to create three basic constitutional types. They are as follows:
Characteristics of Elements of Constitution or Prakruti
If air and heaven dominate in an individual constitution, than the individual is Vata
in nature. If fire and water take the lead in an individuals physical form, than the individual is Pitta
in nature. If water and earth hold superiority in an individuals body from birth, than the individual is Kapha
in nature. Pittas have sharp minds, passionate feelings (sometimes submerged) and are likely to want to lead. Kaphas are solid, reliable, easy-going people, who shouldn't be pushed too far. Traditionally, the infuriated Kapha is compared to an enraged bull about to charge.
Vatas go for warm climes, Pittas for cooler ones and Kaphas for anything but humidity. Many people are born with double constitutions, or two doshas
. A Pitta-Kapha individual includes the characteristics of both these types. These individuals usually feel secure in management roles. A Vata-Pitta individual is appropriate in responding rapidly. They are gifted to express themselves with emotions and if they exceed it they are likely to find themselves coping with hypoglycaemia. Vata-Kaphas face challenges while mental liveliness and determination are exact resources for them. They need affection to stay healthy and comfortable. They may experience complexity moving in cold winters
Importance of Constitution or Prakruti
If an individual exploit his or her constitution and natural needs, he or she can become imbalanced. This imbalance or disease
state is known as vikruti
. This imbalance can show up in his or her constitutional dosha. If an individual whose original constitution (prakruti) is Kapha, but he or she has developed an imbalance in Vata dosha due to his or her lifestyle choices. This Vata imbalance would be known as his or her vikruti. To avoid this, warming, cooked foods
are recommended. Clearly it could be useful to look at the psychological conditions underlying this person's choices.