Ayurveda Quiz

Translating to “knowledge (veda) of life (ayur)”, Ayurveda is the ancient holistic system of India that recommends a self-aware lifestyle and a holistic approach to body and mind as the keys to living a life of balance and well-being. Ayurveda considers every person unique and is seen and advised according to their individual history and constitution.

Discover Your Constitution

This prakruti quiz gathers information about your basic nature. For best results, questions should be answered with your overall lifelong tendencies in mind, rather than a recent or temporary state.

Kapha Pitta Vata

Which best describes your body frame?



Which best describes your skin?



Which best describes your hair?



Which best describes your eyes?



Which best describes your body's temperature?



Which best describes your appetite?



Which best describes your elimination?



Which best describes your physical activity?



Which best describes your personality?



Which best describes your mind?



Which best describes your speech?



Which best describes your memory?



Which best describes your organization style?



Which best describes your sleep habits?



Discover your Constitution

According to Ayurveda, everyone contains some proportion of each Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and for most, one or more doshas will generally predominate. Your responses indicate that you exhibit equal or nearly equal characteristics of multiple dosha constitutions.

Vata

Your Dosha: VATA

“Vata” comes from the Sanskrit verb “vah” which means “to move”. Vata symbolises the motive principle in our bodies and it consists of the elements ether and air.

People with a strong Vata dosha are often slender and have active minds and sensitive nervous and digestive systems. They are sensitive to their environment and have a very good grasp of things. Their skin can feel rather cold, dry and rough. A balanced Vata person is cheerful, dynamic and open-minded.

For balance, Vata types should keep warm and focus on restful activities. They can achieve balance and well-being from a fixed daily routine with frequent, small meals.

Pitta

Your Dosha: PITTA

The word “Pitta” is derived from the Sanskrit the word “tap”, “to heat”. Pitta affects the functions in the body that involve transformations, such as the body temperature and people’s intellectual abilities. Pitta is characterised by the properties of the elements fire and water.

Physically, pitta types are medium weight and their skin is tender and usually feels warm. Pitta types characteristically have a large appetite and good digestion. Because of their inner fire, they prefer cool surroundings. A balanced Pitta type has a strong and charismatic presence, combined with great willpower.

People with a strong Pitta dosha enjoy new challenges. They have to be careful not to overreach themselves and not to “overheat”. It is good for them if they maintain a balance between their intensive activities and relaxation. Intensive activities should be kept in balance with relaxation. Pittas should minimize intake of salt and hot spices and try to eat more salads and fresh vegetables.

Kapha

Your Dosha: KAPHA

The word “Kapha“ is a contraction of the Sanskrit words “ka“ and “pha“, meaning “water“ and “to flourish“. The effect of Kapha is to add form and structure. It represents both physical and spiritual stability and is responsible for keeping Vata and Pitta within balanced limits. Kapha unifies the principles of the elements earth and water.

People with a dominant Kapha dosha often have a rather stout and strong physique. Movement is often a challenge for them because they are attracted to rest and relaxation. To develop a deeper understanding of how things fit together, Kaphas may need some time to think issues through thoroughly. Once they achieve a good balance, it is hard to disrupt. They are also seen as very reliable.

To maintain their internal equilibrium, it is important for Kaphas to have a regular routine of both physical and mental exercise. In terms of diet, Kaphas should focus on sharp and bitter foods and consume fewer sweet treats and fatty foods.