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Life and health in Ayurveda

Prakriti and Vikriti

In Ayurveda, the human being is considered an individual unity of body, soul and spirit. The universe and all life is made up of the five elements water, earth, fire, air and ether (space) - including humans. Ayurveda combines the five elements into the functional principles (doshas) “Vata”, “Pitta” and “Kapha”.

  • The Vata functional principle is formed from space and air
  • The Pitta functional principle is the combination of fire and water
  • The Kapha functional principle results from water and earth


The Doshas are forces that control all biological and psychological processes of our body, mind and consciousness.

Every person is born with a basic constitution (“Prakriti”). Prakriti is the combination of doshas for the individual. Every person always has all three doshas within them. One or two doshas are usually dominant/predominant - this is then referred to as a specific dosha type or - if two doshas predominate - a mixed type. Very rarely there are people with the tri or sama dosha constitution who have a very great balance of all three bioenergies in their body and mind from birth. So Prakriti is our basis. This is as unique as a fingerprint.

In addition, there is a "bioenergetic snapshot" in every person. This is Ayurvedic "Vikriti" - the current state - the relationship of bioenergies. This can be completely different than the basic constitution and also consists of all three doshas.

One of the most beautiful and important terms in Ayurvedic therapy is “svastha”, the healthy state. This word means “to dwell in the self”.

The aim of Ayurveda therapy is to recognize whether the person is in their true self, in their innermost nature and - if not - to balance the bioenergetic imbalance. From an Ayurvedic perspective, this is disease prevention. However, the imbalance does not refer to the “best case” with 1/3 Vata, 1/3 Pitta and 1/3 Kapha, as one might think, but rather our current constitution should always match our natural constitution as much as possible! If the bioenergies are balanced (Prakriti and Vikriti differ as little as possible), they maintain the healthy state of the person and even strengthen the immune system.

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