Updated: Jul 11
Prakriti means "the constitution" that each one of us is made up of. Our Prakriti is defined at the time of our birth. We have our Body Constitution (Sharira Prakriti) and our Mind Constitution (Manas Prakriti) that are programmed in us at birth. If we can learn more about our Prakriti programming, we would embrace life better and make the best of our intrinsic nature and understand how the environment around us impacts us. The concept of Nature and Nurture is well explained in Ayurveda and Yoga, integrated life sciences that help us understand ourselves better and perform better in all aspects of life.
Our three objectives should be:
Identify WHAT our constitution/prakriti is.
Understand HOW to align with our constitution/prakriti.
Comprehend WHY our constitution/prakriti is important to us.
Once we understand the What, the How, and the Why of this science, we are ready to fully embrace life. So, what does all this mean at the Basics of Living Level?
Ayurveda explains how our body has three doshas, which are the three greater energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, that determine our primary body constitution. We need to identify our body constitution first, and once we do, we can understand how to take care of our body—such as how much we need to eat, sleep, exercise, etc. The answer is always different for each individual. Therefore, take the time to understand your body constitution by taking our body constitution test, which is the first basic element of our constitution.
Next, Yoga explains how our mind and body are connected through the Mind Three Doshas, which are the three greater energies of Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, that determine our mind and thought constitution. Just like the body, we should identify our mind constitution. Once we do, we can understand how our behaviors and personality traits are built over time—how we react to situations around us and how we can focus on our behaviors to achieve different results in any situation. Again, the answer is always different for each individual. So, take the time to understand your mind constitution by taking our mind constitution test, which is the second basic element of your constitution.
Once we understand what our Prakriti or our Constitution of the Body and Mind is, we can align our energies to achieve greater results in whatever we are trying to accomplish. Always be on the hunt to understand your Three Doshas, and the life sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda will liberate you. After all, liberation is the ultimate goal of life, and Moksha is at the heart of it all.