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Ayurveda, Prakriti, and Vikriti



In Ayurveda, the body's nature, or what may be referred to as an individual's constitution is called Prakriti. Prakriti is a Sanskrit term, meaning original creation, and is inherent in the individual, determined at birth.


Vikriti is a Sanskrit term, meaning after creation, often referring to the nature of imbalance or status of an individual dependent on what is fundamentally true in a certain situation at a given time considering continual behaviors and other factors of an individual, as opposed to what is determined as fixed. This is where the importance of maintaining supportive balance derives and extends beyond the physicality of a person. When an individual is living agreeably or harmoniously within their Prakriti or body's nature they become more stabilized.

As is common knowledge, the body will experience various stages and circumstances depending on prevailing influences.

This information is provided for general informational purposes and is not a substitute or definitive to replace physicians' care.


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