Determine your Dosha!

Prakriti translates to “fundamental nature”, and is used to describe the inherent constitution of an individual in a state of perfect health.  Due to the conditional nature of the world, almost everything draws us away from prakriti; the common word for constitution affected by these conditional states is called dosha, or “defect”.  Rather than taking this literally, I prefer to think in terms of “balance” and imbalance”.  In Ayurveda, health is the state in which balance dominates and therefore closely reflects prakriti; dis-ease is the state in which imbalance dominates and prakriti is obscured.

 

The five elements are used to describe common traits and patterns common to each constitution, click on the link below to download the prakriti quiz.