God has created each one of us as perfect human beings, with unique wellbeing and prakruti (natural balance). However, our changing lifestyle affects our prakruti, resulting in imbalance in our body and mind. This can be corrected by realigning our lifestyle. It is our firm belief that Ayurveda helps in restoring such altered prakriti through scheduled Ahara (diet), Vihara (daily routines), Oushadha (medicine) and Kriya (activities).
Ayurveda believes that God has created the nature with the combination of panchamahabhootas (the five elements of nature) – prithvi (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vayu (air) and akasha (ether). He also created humans, who form the micro form of nature and micro combination of panchamahabhootas. That is the reason why seasonal variations affect human health.
Prakruti broadly means body constitution and it determines one's genetical, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. It is basically classified into two - dehaprakruti (physical balance) and manasaprakruti (mental balance). Dehaprakruti is vata, pitta and kapha, which are the bodily factors. Manasaprakruti means satwa, rajas and tamas, which are the mental factors. These categorize the population into subgroups based on physical appearance, habits; diets, daily activities, etc. Normal prakruti will balance these factors, whereas any imbalance in these will cause vikriti (illness). Determining the prakruti helps in proper diagnosis of the illness as well as in curative and preventive aspects.
According to Ayurveda, an individual is born with a prakruti, passed on from his / her mother, and that is genetically determined. At birth, prakruti is influenced by the following factors: environment, time of birth, place of birth, religious customs, race, food habits, panchamahabhootas combination, stages of life, etc. This is determined through the vata-pitta-kapha combination present in our body. Based on this tridoshas theory, no two persons are the same. Even identical twins are not similar just like their finger prints are different. One falls ill when the tridoshas - vata, pitta and kapha - become imbalanced. We can cure this by balancing them by prakritisthapana treatment through proper Ahara, Vihara, Oushadha and Kriya.
Our method is therefore all about managing the self for a better harmony with one's BODY, MIND & SOUL. It may be termed 'Prakrutic Balance'. It is to look at the possibility of achieving the state of 'healing' more than a cure at the physiological and psychological levels.
We wish a long and healthy life for all...dheergaayuaarogyamasthu!