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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 104-106

Prakriti - important tool for health and disease


Assistant Professor, Dept.of Kriya sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved college, Hospital& RC

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Jagruti Chaple
Assistant Professor, Dept.of Kriya sharir, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved college, Hospital& RC

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Prakriti is the profile or unique psychosomatic temperament of an individual, encompassing his or her physical, functional and behavioral characteristics. In Indian system of healthcare, three Doshas, namely, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, are the basic mutually reciprocal mechanisms that are responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis in human beings. First of all the mostly accepted theory of prakriti is based on tridosha.Ayurveda classifies entire human population into seven constitutional types (Prakriti), based on the dominance of any single or a combination of two or three Doshas. Purusha or the body is considered to be a combination of various components like Dosha, Dhatu, Indriya, Manas, Buddhi and Atma. Like genetic coding, every individual has a different combination and is therefore a distinct entity. Dietary preferences, behavioral patterns, job options, performance abilities are all strikingly different between any two individuals. Knowing one’s Prakriti holds the key to health, liberation, and ultimately, self-realization.


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