Ayurveda is an ancient Hindu system of health care. The word "Ayurveda" translates as the "knowledge of life" or even "science of life”. It deals with measures for healthful living during the entire span of life and its various phases. Besides dealing with principles for maintenance of health, it has also developed a wide range of therapeutic measures to combat illness.

These principles of positive health and therapeutic measures relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual welfare of human beings. Thus Ayurveda becomes one of the oldest systems of health care dealing with both the preventive and curative aspects of life in a most comprehensive way. Ayurveda divides the constitution of people into three humoral cathegories: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of them has its special and unique qualities, which affect our life. The way we think, act, solve problems and conflicts, learn and express ourselves are all examples of how our constitution affects our life.

According to Ayurveda, the constitution determines which health problems one can get and what happens to us does not happen accidentally, there is always a cause and a result. These relations are easier to understand if we learn about are constitution.