The ancient health science of Ayurveda is built around the five elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth. The unique combination of these elements come together to make up the doshas, or constitutions—vata, pitta, and kapha. Each dosha has a number of corresponding qualities that are expressed in the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of one’s being. All of us have some aspects of each dosha, but one or two doshas tend to dominate, informing everything from our digestion to our emotions.

Take this quiz to discover your dosha, and then explore how it affects your everyday life!

1. Which of these best describes your physical frame?


 
2. Which best describes your skin?


 
3. Which best describes your hair?


 
4. Which best describes your eyes?


 
5. Which best describes how you talk?


 
6. What type of weather is your favorite?


 
7. How is your memory?


 
8. Which best describes your personality?


 
9. Which of these traits do you most identify with?


 
10. How about these traits? Which sounds the most like you?


 
11. And these? Which sounds the most like you?


The following questions relate to how you act/feel when you’re under stress.
When you’re under stress do you tend to…

12. Experience insomnia?


 
13. Feel complacent?


 
14. Develop rashes or hives?


 
15. Lose weight?


 
16. Experience constipation or excess gas?


 
17. Overeat or lose your appetite?


 
18. Drink alcohol to excess?


 
19. Feel lazy or inert?


 
20. Easily lose your temper?


 
21. Retain water?


 
22. Seek change?


 
23. Sweat a lot or have excess body odor?


 
24. Feel anxious or fearful?


 
25. Eat hot, spicy foods?


 
26. Experience gastritis or ulcers?


 
27. Feel restless?


 
28. Sleep a lot?


 
29. Put on weight?


 

Once you know your dosha (the one with the highest number), you can read all about it and get more information.

Vata: 0
Read more about Vata
Pitta: 0
Read more about Pitta
Kapha: 0
Read more about Kapha

 

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