Derives its name from its function as the material cause of the first evolution of the universe. It may be said to be composed of two roots, "pra" to manifest, and "krita" to make; meaning, that which caused the universe to manifest itself.
in the Sâmkhya philosophy, Prakriti is the principle of the Material World, the feminine active pole. She permanently interacts with Purusha, thus producing the Manifested World. Prakriti functions thanks to the tendencies expressed by the Guna. After several centuries, this Samkhya Prakriti concept became more or less similar with the Shakti concept
Nature. In Yoga and Samkhya philosophy Prakriti is insentient matter. Only purusha is sentient. Prakriti in Ayurveda refers to your `first nature` or constitutional `body type` with which you were born.
("creatrix"): nature, which is multilevel and, according to Patanjali's yoga-darshana, consists of an eternal dimension (called pradhana or "foundation"), levels of subtle existence (called sukshma-parvan), and the physical or coarse realm (called sthula-parvan); all of nature is deemed unconscious (acit), and therefore it is viewed as being in opposition to the transcendental Self or Spirit (purusha)