Find Your Dosha - The Test

Monday, 12. October 2015

Find Your Dosha - The Test

In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine, the holistic approach is the basic principle. Only when body and mind are in harmony, a happy and healthy life can be enjoyed. To achieve this, it is important to know what your dosha type is. Take the following test to find your most dominant dosha.

Finding which dosha is more dominant is simple: being familiar with the nature of your body makes it easier to satisfy your needs and untilizing mental potential is imporoved. Thus, balancing the dominant dosha through nutrition is adapted. The three doshas are comprised of Kapha, Pitta and Vata. 

The doshas dominate not only the physical appearance, but also the personal behavior and disease resistance. When the doshas are in balance, the mind and body is content, healthy and strong. Once an imbalance occurs, physical ailments of all kinds become more apparent. These ailments can range from minor restlessness to more serious illnesses.

Vata, Pitta and Kapha 

Vata is categorized as "nerve energy". In Ayurveda, it symbolizes the principle of movement in our body. It is formed by the elements of air and ether. Vata incorporates the movements of breathing, heart and digestion. The nervous system, musculoskeletal system and immunity belong to this elemental substance.

Pitta is referred to an the inner fire and thus associated with the fire element. Pitta doshas control digestion, metabolism and energy production, as well as being resonsible for intelligence and mental abilities.

Kapha is formed by the water and earth elements. It refers to the principle of stability in the body and gives the body endurance, immune strength and peace.

Dosha Test

Find your most dominant dosha. Check the description (s) that best suits your nature and character. The most ticked dosha will indicate your most primary dosha type. *

Dosha Vata Pitta Kapha
anatomy thin average big
body weight low average overweight
skin dry, rough, cool, brownish soft, oily, warm, bright, red, yellow thick, oily, cool, pale, white
hair black, dry, curled soft, oily, blond, premature greying, red strong, oily, wavy, well-formed
teeth protruding, gaps, crooked, receding gums average size, soft or bleeding gums strong, white, full, well-formed
eyes small, dry, active, brown, black sharp, penetrating, green, gray, yellow large, attractive, blue, strong lashes
appetite irregular good, lively, excessive dull, balanced
illness inclined nervous disorders, pain heat, infection, inflammation excess fluid, mucus
thirst variable excessive somewhat
stool dry, hard, constipation soft, greasy, loose bulky, greasy, heavy, slow
physical activity very active average lethargic
spirit restless, curious aggressive, intelligent quiet, slow, accomodating
negative emotions scary, uncertain, anxiously restless aggressive, irritable, jealous complacent
faith wavering resolute steady, loyal
memory good short-term, bad long-term memory Good slow but persistent
dreams of flying, jumping, running, scared fiery, angry, passionate, colourful water, from the sea, swimming, romantic
sleep little, interrupted little but sound severe, persistent, excessive
language quick, chaotic, without interruption sharp, cold and cutting slow, monotonous, melodic
Habits in spending money spends money quickly and impulsively moderate and methodic saves
pulse wired, weak bounces, moderate moderate, slow

*Vasant Lad / David Frawley: The Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Windhorse 1991st

It is not unusual to have a mix of two dominant doshas since each human being possesses a level of all three doshas.