prakruti.The more that we can maintain our original prakruti, the healthier we will be.
Prakruti, the life long code that determines particulars of our total physiology, is embedded in each layer of physical tissue, or dhatu.
Over time we accumulate stresses from a variety of sources such as the environment (i.e. weather, pollution, poor air and light quality), negative emotions, inappropriate diet, etc. What may be stressful for one body type is often supportive of another. Luckily, ayurveda provides a system so that appropriate practices and guidelines for each dosha, or general body type, are determinable.
To safely utilize the methods ayurveda, it is important that you consult an ayurvedic physician. The information in this section is here solely to introduce the principles of ayurveda.
You can get an idea of what your dosha may be by taking the following quiz. Remember, as in all medical matters, a trained physician is the only way to safely determine what practices are safe for you.