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Prakriti and Vikriti

The human constitution

Pakriti is comprised of all three doshas.This means that every individual has within himself or herself the dynamic forces of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The difference between individuals is the degree to which the three doshas interact with one another within each body type.

A person’s constitution is determined at birth by genetics. It should be maintained throughout that person’s lifetime. However, our physio-psychological aspects change, influenced as they are by social, environmental and cultural factors operating in our lives, and, as well, by our personal choices. This change or current state of imbalance in the body is called vikriti and our mission is to revert it to the natural state of our unique and healthy equilibrium.

 

Balance vs Imbalance

What type of person are you?

Everyone benefits from knowing their pakriti, but it is even more beneficial to know your vikriti, so that you can address the imbalances which cover your natural constitution. Figure it out here.