An Introduction to Your Mind-Body Type
The three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—are derived from the five elements. Also known as mind-body types, the doshas express unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body, and environment. You can achieve and maintain a vibrant and joyful state of health by identifying your mind-body type and creating a lifestyle that supports your unique nature.
This Dosha Quiz will give you a breakdown of your proportion of each of the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—within your unique mind-body constitution. You’ll find out your dominant dosha, which reflects the dominant force in your overall mind-body makeup. You’ll also learn about your secondary and least dominant dosha and how they play a role in your mind-body physiology.
Discover Your Dosha
This quiz gathers information about your basic nature—the way you were as a child and the basic patterns that have been true for most of your life. If you developed an illness in childhood or as an adult, think of how things were for you before that illness. If more than one quality is applicable in each characteristic, choose the one that applies the most.
For fairly objective physical traits, your choice will usually be obvious. Because mental traits and behavior tend to be more subjective, you should answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.