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Body Types (Prakruthi)

Prakruthi meaning nature, creativity or “the first creation”. In the body the first expression of basic five elements is the constitution.

The basic constitution of the individual remains unaltered during the life time, as it is genetically determined. The combination of elements present at birth remains constant.

  • Vata Body Type (Vata Prakruthi)

They have thin body frame, skin & hair is dry and rough, appetite variable, constipated, restless mind, interrupted sleep etc.

  • Pitta Body Type (Pitta Prakruthi)

They have moderate body frame, skin & hair is soft, oily and warm, good appetite, excessive thirst, soft stools, sharp memory, little but sound sleep etc.

  • Kapha Body Type (kapha Prakruthi)

They have thick body frame, skin & hair is thick and oily, eyes are big, slow but steady appetite, scanty thirst, thick and oily stools, lethargic, calm, sound sleep etc.