Ayurvedic science shows us not only how to cure diseases but also how to prevent their occurrence. The causes of disease are caused by an imbalance in the humours of an individual’s body or more specifically the three dosha’s of Vata, pitta and kapha. The balance of the three Dosha’s is of vital importance in maintaining the health of an individual.
Ayurveda classifies people into three categories according to their constitution or prakruti which are a combination of the three dosha’s. It is this combination of the three dosha’s that is responsible for our physical, mental and emotional makeup that makes each of us a unique individual. By identifying and maintaining our prakruti an individual can maintain their own ideal state of health. The condition of our prakruti changes due to incorrect diet, emotional imbalances, too much stress, and incorrect exercise.
With these disturbances the balance of the dosha’s in our body and mind system become imbalanced. This altered state of our health or imbalance in our body and mind is called our vikruti. The difference between the prakruti (balance) and vikruti (imbalance) gives a direction for healing. Our aim will be re-establish your prakruti or balanced state.