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Prakriti (Constituent)

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Prakriti or constitution is an individual’s peculiar make of psyche and body. Identification of an individual’s constitution helps in the maintenance and preservation of health, incidence, progress and reversal of pathological changes and cure of diseases. It is a classification of human being based on the characteristics expressed due to the predominance of one or more somatic Dosha. Every person is born with a definite constitution which decides his height, body weight, colour of the skin, hair and eyes, pattern of teeth, digestive power, sexual power, psychic temperament and intelligence etc. These differences in physical characteristics and psychic behaviour are stated to be natural to the human beings and this natural difference is termed as the Constituent. The social status and economic structure are also governed by the virtues of one’s constituent.

The defence mechanism and susceptibility to the diseases are also governed the constitution. This is supposed to be genetic which is determined by the time of zygote formation and influenced by the conduct, the behavior, the overall factors around the expectant mother and her food, her likes, her dislikes and mental state. As The one factor of zygote, sperm represents the father’s characteristics, the constitution or Prakriti also depends one the father’s mental and physical condition. It is also dependent on the nature of the five basic relevant principle combinators. After one’s birth, his Prakriti is still influenced by the region, place and country; time, season, ancestor status, family background and his one age.

There are seven types of Prakriti each having unique individual characteristics. The Prakriti are decided at the time of zygote formation in the proportional presence of the Three Humors or Dosha; Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

The individual dominance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha at the time of fertilization, decides the Prakriti that takes its own characteristics called Vataj, pittaj and Kaphaj Prakriti respectively. These Prakriti are vulnerable for aggravation of diseases even in seasonal change.

The dominances of dual Doshas whether Vata-Kapha, Vata-Pitta or Kapha-Pitta, help to make there types of Dual Prakriti Vata-Kapha, Vata-Pitta or Kapha-Pitta Prakriti. It is the rare case of forming dual Prakriti. It is said that the dual Prakriti is ghastly as it is imperfect in physical and mental status. Similarly it always has to face the disease condition.

If there is equal representation and dominance of three Doshas or humors, then a perfect Prakriti is created called Sama Prakriti. Sama means equal participation of all Doshas. It is better than other Prakriti in the sense of health, mental and physical status.

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