Ayuverdic Dosha Quiz – Determine Your Dosha1 min read

Knowing and understanding your primary Dosha is the first step in Ayurvedic healing. Your Dosha refers to your unique, specific collection of personality traits, characteristics, physiological processes, and more, and it falls predominantly into one of these types: Vata, Kapha & Pitta. Each of these three mind, body, and spirit descriptors have certain tendencies, habits, and ways of being that separate them from the other types. Once you understand your type, as well as your less predominant types, you’ll be better able to spot an imbalance and know what to do to put your three Doshas back in harmony.

No two people are alike; therefore, no two treatments will be exactly the same. If you would like to learn more about your Dosha & Ayuverda, we suggest you visit and Ayuverdic doctor which will get a full picture of your imbalances and will give you a program & tips to improve your state.

Now, it’s time to determine your Dosha. Take the quiz to determine your predominant dosha energy. If two answers apply, choose the one that resembles you most of the time. There is a total of 20 questions.

1. My body type can be best described as:

2. Which describes your weight maintenance?

3. My skin type can best described as:

4. I find routine to be:

5. When it comes to planning activities:

6. When I speak:

7. I sleep:

8. When stressed, my demeanour tends to be:

9. My body temperature runs:

10. The weather I like the least:

11. My appetite is:

12. My thirst is:

13. When it comes to spending money:

14. Decision-making:

15. My taste preferences lean toward:

16. My activity levels can be described as:

17. My stamina levels can be described as:

18. My moods change:

19. When forming opinions:

20. My attention span is:

Ayuverdic Dosha Quiz - Determine Your Dosha
Vata

When associating doshas to natural elements, vata personalities mirror the qualities of air and space. That’s why their body types tend to be thin, tall, and lanky with prominent joints and bones, while their thoughts and movements are quick, light, and rapidly changing. In the body, vata energy is located in the joints and bones, skin, brain, hair, colon, muscles, nerves, brain, legs, and feet. If vata were an animal, it would be a butterfly—airy with delicate, rapid wings; a thin body; and fast, fluttery actions. Vata is critical to keep in balance for everyone because it governs the flow or movement of your body: processes like circulation, heartbeat, breathing, blinking, muscle tension, mobility, thoughts, and waste elimination. Without vata, kapha and pitta wouldn’t exist, so be sure to keep vata balanced. To learn more regarding your Dosha read the following article: https://modernyogi.gr/en/2018/09/21/dosha-info-en/
Pitta

When associating doshas to natural elements, pitta personalities mirror the qualities of fire and water. Pittas balance vata and kapha energies by keeping them fired up. The pitta dosha is associated with transformation and change, so they’re generally considered more flexible and nimble, both in body type and thinking. Pittas are also able to move quickly into action. Pitta body types tend to have a medium build with strong muscle development, warm or oily skin, and loads of body heat. Their thoughts and actions are passionate, expressive, loud, strong, and prone to dominating conversations. In the body, pitta energy is located in the stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, blood, eyes, sweat, and pancreas. By nature, they tend to overheat both physically and mentally when under stress. If pitta were an animal, they’d be a tiger because of the hot, sharp, aggressive, fluid, acidic, and acerbic qualities demonstrated in their physical and mental acuity. To learn more regarding your Dosha read the following article: https://modernyogi.gr/en/2018/09/21/dosha-info-en/
Kapha

When associating doshas to natural elements, kapha personalities mirror the qualities of earth and water, and in relationship to the pitta and vata energies, kaphas balance them by keeping them grounded. That’s why kapha body types tend to be larger, heavier, and more overweight, while their thoughts and movements are slower, more sluggish, and prone to depression. In the body, kapha energy is located in the fatty tissues, throat and lungs, lymph, chest, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues. If kapha were an animal, it would be a tortoise with its slower, lumbering movements, thicker body, and seemingly thoughtful, deliberate actions. To learn more regarding your Dosha read the following article: https://modernyogi.gr/en/2018/09/21/dosha-info-en/

Share your Results:

 

Mostly As are Vata. Mostly Bs are Pitta. Mostly Cs are Kapha. It is possible to have Blended Doshas in which you should check if you scored really close in 2 categories and you can check the blended doshas section to find more about it.

 

Namaste

Anthony Charalampous

 

(Use of extracts from the book The Easy Ayurveda Cookbook: An Ayurvedic Cookbook to Balance Your Body, Eat Well, and Still Have Time to Live Your Life)

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