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Prakriti (innate nature) and Vikriti (current imbalance)


Dosha has two sub categories within the mind-body-personality type. The first is prakriti which is your innate nature. It refers to the fixed combination of the five great elements at your conception, think of it as your DNA. The second is vikriti, which translates as your current state of expressed imbalanceYour health is in constant fluctuation, affected by everything you encounter from moment to moment from the food you eat, your activities, the time of day, the weather, the season, your work, your age, your relationships, stress levels, and so on. When you are experiencing imbalance the mind or body will show signs or symptoms of dysfunction. The goal of the Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) is to identify the clients vikriti and suggest diet and lifestyle recommendations to reinstate your natural sense of harmony and your unique state of balance, or prakriti.

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