Ayurvedic philosophy proclaims that people are born with a specific body type, which is called the prakruti. The prakruti, established at conception, is viewed as a unique combination of
physical and psychological characteristics that affect the way each person functions.
Every body type / constitution is made up of the 5 elements:
These elements are then divided amongst 3 Doshas. Different quantities of these doshas make up your constitution (Prakruti).
The 3 Doshas are: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
For me these are nice synonyms to figure out where to start with the journey to discovering your own body. Everyone has their own mix of the above Doshas. Which makes many different constitutions
(prakruti) but having some sort of guide to help you along is always nice.
Throughout life, an individual's underlying constitution remains the same. However, one's constitution is constantly influenced by various internal, external and environmental factors like day
and night, seasonal changes, diet, lifestyle choices, and more.
Therefore it is important to know your own balance to be able to constantly rebalance yourself.
Do the dosha test