The term Prakruti means the constitution that is determined at the time of conception of each person. In Sanskrit the term Prakruti means “nature “or “first creation.” One of the very important concepts of Ayurveda is that one’s basic constitution is fixed throughout their lifetime. Notice that different people have different combinations of Vata, Pitta and Kapha as their basic Prakruti. This explains the subtle differences between individuals with similar percentages of Vata, Pitta and Kapha in their bodies and minds. Thus, everyone is unique, and two individuals can react differently when exposed to the same condition.