What is your "Dosha"
You don't find Ayurveda, Ayurveda finds you.......
But who are you in terms of Ayurveda? Finding your Dosha in Ayurveda, can be one of the most exciting parts about your Ayurveda journey. Because when you discover who YOU are in terms of Ayurveda, including why you act and think the way you do, it's like your whole world now makes sense....
What is a Dosha? Three energies that are made from 5 great elements - space, air, fire, water, and earth.
When we discover which Dosha governs our body and mind the most, we can begin to craft our diet and lifestyle to suit our individual needs. When our Dosha is in balance for who we are as unique individuals, we will enjoy optimal health.
There are three Doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. All three are present in all of us, all of the time. But 1 or 2 Doshas will be dominant. "Like increases Like" according to Ayurveda, so whatever your Dosha, you will use the opposite qualities to drive your customized diet and lifestyle choices. And that's where the path to healing and longevity begins.
If you want to know your Dosha, fill out the "Dosha Quiz" below and then we can begin your journey...
Questions should be answered authentically and not based on what happened to you recently.
Add up totals for each V, P and K at the end, which ever is hightest, that is your Dosha. If you are close between two, then you have two dominant Dosha's and that's ok!
v I am a slender person and I hardly gain weight
p I am medium build
k I am well built and i gain weight no matter what I do
v My skin is dry, thin and itches often
p My skin looks flushed, I have lots of moles and freckles on my body
k My skin is smooth and soft, it looks pale sometimes
v My hair is dry, thin and brittle
p My hair is neither dry nor oily (men receding hairline)
k My hair is thick, full lustrous, and slightly oily
v My face is oval
p My face is triangular (pointed chin prominent jaw line)
k My face is round
v My eyes are small, they feel dry often and have a bit of dullness (usually brown)
p My eyes are medium in shape, sharp and penetrating (usually blue)
k My eyes are big and round in shape, full eyelashes
v My hands are generally dry, rough, slender fingers, dry nails
p My hands are generally moist, pink, medium fingers, soft nails
k My hands are generally firm, thick, thick fingers, strong and smooth nails
v My joints are small, prominent bones, and often crack
p My joints are medium and loose
K My joints are large sturdy, with lots of muscle surrounding
v I am a very active person always on the go, mind constantly thinking
p I like to think before I do anything
k I am slower pace and I take my time to accomplish things
v I walk fast and talk fast
p My actions are very thoughtful and precise
k I like a slower pace and I take my time to accomplish things
V I do not sleep soundly at night, I tend to toss and turn. I wake up early in the morning
p I am a light sleeper but I if something wakes me up, I can go back to sleep easily.
k I am a heavy sleeper
v Varies, sometimes I feel hungry, sometimes not. I feel anxious if I don't eat
p I always feel hungry, If I don't eat I get irritable and angry
KI don't feel very hungry. I can go without food easily for a day
v I tend to have constipation and can go a day or two without a bowel movement
p I am regular and sometimes stools are loose (tend to get diarrhea)
k I have no problem, I wake up to go to the bathroom
v My voice tends to be weak or hoarse
p I have a strong voice. I get loud sometimes
k My voice is deep has good tone
v I am a born worrier. I often feel anxious and nervous
p If things don't happen my way, I feel irritable and angry
k I am a happy person, very caring and loving
v I love warm and humid weather
p I enjoy cool weather I dislike a warm climate
k I like warm but dry weather
v I sweat very little, but not much
p I sweat profusely and it might have an unpleasant odor
k I never sweat, unless working very hard
v I remember quickly and forget quickly
p I remember what I want to remember and never forget
k It takes me a while to remember, but once I do, I never forget
v I tend to be spontaneous
p I am a list maker, Unless I plan, I don't do anything
k I don't like to plan, I prefer to follow others
v I like to do things in spurts and I get tired very easily
p I have medium stamina
k I can work long hours and maintain good stamina
v My mind gets restless easily (it starts racing
p I get impatient easily
k It takes a lot to make me mad. I usually feel very calm
v I change my mind more often and will take time to make a decision
p I can make a decision easily and stick with it
k I want others to make the decisions
v "can I change my mind"?
p "it's my way or the highway"
k "don't worry, be happy"
v I like action
p I like to win
k I like to have fun
v My symptoms are mainly pain, constipation, anxiety and depression
p I often get skin infections, fevers, heart burn, hypertension
k I tend to get allergies, congestion, weight gain, and digestive problems
v I like art (drawing, paining, dance) and travel
p I like sports, politics, and thigs that get my adrenaline pumping
k I like nature, gardening, reading and knitting
Add up how may v's, p's and k's you have. It's rare to have three Doshas close. Retake test and pick answers that describe you Most of the time. Two Dosha's close are a "dual Dosha".