According to Ayurveda each person is unique, a combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics which is his or her constitution. Many factors, both internal and external, can affect this constitution. Examples of some of these stresses are: one’s emotional state, diet and daily food choices, seasons and weather, physical trauma, job and family relationships.
Once we understand that these factors can cause an imbalance in our constitutions, we have a choice to take appropriate actions to nullify or minimize their effects, or eliminate the cause. Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. Once one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order.