Your Ayurvedic constitution is the inborn or inherent balance of energies in your body and mind. In Ayurveda these are quantified in the understanding of the Doshas. There are three Doshas known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
In harmony the body is healthy but as the doshas move out of harmony the body expresses itself in the form of disease. Everyone has his/her own unique balance of these energies.As a result, everyone expresses himself differently in the world.
Each person has a different type of body frame, degree of oiliness in the skin, sensitivity to pain and many more characteristics that can be understood by knowing a person’s unique constitution.
This is why Ayurveda sees all people as individuals recognizing that one person’s elixir is another person’s poison.As an example, people of Kapha nature have skin which is naturally oily, soft, and supple.
They also tend toward being heavy, feeling cool and moving slowly. If these individuals use cooling oils like coconut, the cool and heavy quality of the oil will sedate them even more and may cause oozing skin conditions. On the other hand, warm, light, stimulating oils can be used to make a much more balancing massage for Kapha individuals.