The three doshas of Ayurveda—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—affect your health and well-being.
Ayurvedic takes a holistic approach to help the body maintain balance and homeostasis. This is done by understanding an individual’s dosha. Dosha is a Sanskrit word that translates to “mind-body constitution”.
Knowing your primary dosha is important in understanding how to attain and maintain good health. It is when we are not in balance, our primary dosha’s “bad side” becomes most present. By understanding this we can bring ourselves back into harmony.
Determine your dosha or prikriti with this quiz.
Please answer YES or NO to the following questions based on what rings true for you.
I have always been thin and gangly. Yes No
I lose weight easily and I have difficulty gaining it. Yes No
I prefer a warm climate and don't like wind and cold. Yes No
My hair tends to be curly and dry. Yes No
My skin tends to be rough and dry. Yes No
When under stress I tend to become anxious and/or fearful. Yes No
I have a medium build with medium bone structure. Yes No
I enjoy competitive activities and enjoy physical or intellectual challenges. Yes No
I prefer a cool climate to a warm one. Yes No
I dislike heat, especially humid heat and feel easily fatigued by it. Yes No
I have a sharp, aggressive mind. Yes No
My digestion and appetite tends to be strong and I get irritable when I'm hungry. Yes No
When under stress I tend to become easily frustrated, impatient, or angry. Yes No
I have a sturdy constitution and a large bone structure. Yes No
I've always been a little overweight. Yes No
I gain weight easily and have difficulty losing it. Yes No
I tend to have excess mucous. Yes No
My hair is a thick and lustrous. Yes No
My energy and stamina are consistent. Yes No
When under stress I become withdrawn, unmotivated, and resistant to change Yes No
If you answer YES to three or more statements in Section A,
you have a primarily Vata constitution.
If you answer YES to three or more statements in Section B,
you have a primarily Pitta constitution.
If you answer YES to three or more statements in Section C,
you may have a primarily Kapha constitution.
If your answers are split between two or three of the sections,
you are bi- or tri-doshic.