The energy of movement composed of Space and Air elements.
The energy of digestion and metabolism composed of Fire and Water elements.
The energy of cohesion and lubrication composed of Earth and Water elements.
Just like everyone has a unique fingerprint, everyone has a unique pattern of energy – a particular balanced combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics which is one’s own unique original constitution, determined at conception which Ayurveda calls Prakriti. In accessing a person’s constitution (Prakriti) and present imbalances (Vikriti) Ayurveda recognizes three basic types of energetic forces or body-mind types, called doshas. These doshas are combinations of the 5 great elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. They are called: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurveda provides a model to look at each individual as a unique makeup of these three doshas. To help determine your Constitution go to https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/prakriti-quiz/ and to help determine your current state of imbalance (Vikriti) go to https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/vikriti-quiz/
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