Prakriti - Constitutional body type
According to Ayurveda Tridosha are three bio-energies regulate the functioning of body and constitute our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Represent the Panchabhautik configuration and balance between universe and body. These three principals are known as doshas, are named as Vata (air-ether), Kapha (water-earth) and Pitta (water). Each individual has its own unique constitution that is usually governed by the predominance of one or two of the Doshas, and set of predominant bio-ener
gies by birth as a part of genetic inheritance which is called as Prakrit, which is a composite whole of Mind-Body complex. It is determined by genetic makeup of parents and relative predominance of Dosha in intra-uterine life of a fetus. Prakriti is unchangeable throughout the life span, but one can take remedial measures in diet and behavior suitable to his/her prakriti to maintain health and prevention of disease.
Kapha Dosha governs structural bindings, lubrication, heaviness, vigor, at physical level and at psycho emotional level it attribute forgiveness, patience, non-greediness. Kapha or Shleshma predominantly habitant at upper part of the body like lungs, chest, neck, face and brain. And in muscles, stomach, bone joints. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the seven tissues — nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues. When it is imbalanced, can cause a person to become overweight, excessive sleepy, and suffer from the problem like diabetes, asthma and depression.
Pitta Dosha controls digestion, metabolism, appetite, thirst, heat and energy production and glowing color complexion. Primary function of Pitta is transformation. At psycho emotional level Pitta controls intellect and. The places of pitta predominance are middle part of the body – duodenum, small intestines, blood, and sweat. Those with a predominance of the Pitta,have a fiery nature, have a lustrous complexion, perfect digestion, abundant energy, and a strong appetite. When it get imbalanced, causes skin rashes, burning sensations, acid peptic disorders, excessive body heat, heartburn, indigestion, anger and outburst.
Vata Dosha governs all the movements of mind and body. From controlling the blood flow to elimination of the waste and harmful toxins to breathing and the flow of thoughts in the mind. Vatadosha predominantly resides in lower part of the body, like – large intestine, pelvic area, skin, bones, and all sensory organs. It is responsible for transportation of fluids, sensory stimuli, and eliminates the fecal matter urine, semen, exhalation and sweat. Vata attributes vital functions, like, breathing, ingestion of food, egestion of toxins, enthusiasm, and mental activities. When it becomes imbalanced, it manifests in the body problems like constipation, hypertension, fatigue, worries, fear, obsessions, and restlessness.