Whats My Dosha (Body Type) ?

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Our bodies and minds are comprised of the 5 elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Earth and Water.Where we differ (and where it gets interesting) is the amounts of these elements. Everyone has their own unique amount of each of these elements in their body make up. Its like your thumb print. No two persons are the same!

The Doshas or body types are made up from the 5 elements.
Vata - Ether and Air
Pitta - Fire and Water
Kapha - Water and Earth

Most of us are 'bi-doshic' - meaning that we are predominantly comprised of 2 of the body types with the third being present in only a small way.

Check out this simple questionnaire to get a feel for what your dosha could be.  Remember, there is no substitute for having your unique Dosha and elements assessed in a personalised Ayurvedic Consultation but this will be a good start:

Quiz: Are you a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha?

  1. Your body shape

V: Thin and slender body frame
P: Medium and muscular body frame
K: Broad and stout body frame

  1. Your weight

V: Low body weight
P: Moderate body weight
K: Heavy body weight

  1. Your eyes

V: Small, active and dark eyes
P: Eyes are blue or green with a penetrating gaze
K: Eyes are large, pleasant, round, blue or brown in colour

  1. Your skin

V: Dry, rough and thin skin
P: Skin is oily, sensitive, prone to irritations
K: Skin is thick, moist, pale and cool

  1. Your body temperature

V: Cold hands and feet, usually prefers warm and cozy environment
P: Hands and feet are warm and cool environment is preferred
K: Adaptable to all temperatures but dislikes cold humid days.

  1. Your hair

V: Dark, dry, brittle and frizzy hair
P: Fair fine hair with a tendency of premature graying
K: Hair is thick, oily and lustrous

  1. Your joints

V: Thin muscle and prominent joints, veins and tendons
P: Loose and flexible joints with good muscle development
K: Joints are large and strong with big bones

  1. Your sleep patterns

V:  Sleep is light and is easily disturbed
P: Sound sleep with vivid dreams
K: Sleep is usually deep and long

  1. Your nature

V: Nature is enthusiastic but has a tendency towards nervousness and worry.
P: Nature is purposeful and intense with a strong convincing ability
K: Nature is calm and stable

  1. Your intellect

V: Quick intellect with short-term memory.
P: Strong intellect with a tendency towards anger and irritability.
K: Excellent memory with a tendency towards inactivity.

Mostly Vs: You are a Vata

Vata is the mobile force of air and ether and is the most creative, artistic  and philosophical of the doshas. Vatas are quick to learn, and easily distracted and bored. They are like delicate flowers highly attuned to the senses and easily unbalanced by excess of any kind. Treat them with loving gentle kindness and they will be friends for life !


Mostly Ps – You are a Pitta

Pittas are the warriors of the doshas. With their keen intellect and driven competitive nature they are in their element working as politicians, lawyers and are the corporate A types. If you want to get a job done, put a pitta to work on it. But take care not to get them too hot under the collar as they may turn into the raging bull with all that heat!!


Mostly K – You are a Kapha

Kaphas are the most docile, nurturing and robust of the doshas. They love nothing more than to lie on the sofa surrounded by soft cushions, beautiful scents and all their favourite things. Being comfortable is what’s important to them.  They can be hard to motivate and get going, but once they are up and running they are the most enduring and loving of the doshas. 


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