As we live and grow, conditions are always in flux - the weather changes, seasons change, our diets and emotions get altered through time. All these changes conspire to alter our inherent nature (prakruti), thus our doshas (personal constitutions) change. This altered state of the doshas, reflecting our current state of health (or more accurately, imbalance) is called our vikruti. Ayurveda’s aim is to bring the doshas back to their original nature - their balanced state.
Determining our current doshic state (vikruti): In the columns labeled Vata, Pitta and Kapha note any symptoms you are presently experiencing or have experienced in the last few weeks. Remember, vikruti is our current state of being - in both body and mind.