Ayurveda Questionnaire. What Is Your Dosha?

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Ayurveda Questionnaire. What Is Your Dosha?

According to Ayurveda, the key to health is in understanding our own personal body type. There are three basic constitutional types, "doshas" in Sanskrit: VATA (or V), the "air" type. PITTA (or P), the "fire" and KAPHA (or K), the "water" type. Each of us has some of the characteristics of all three of these. Many of us are dominant in more than one dosha. When doshas become aggravated, illness results. Each dosha has certain types of illnesses associated with it, for example, ulcers are a common Pitta concern. Also, each dosha has its own unique approach to management, suh as personalized diet and lifestyle recommendations. Knowing what our body type is, therefore, the first step toward understanding what behaviors and therapies are c


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    BODY SIZE
    • A. 

      Large

    • B. 

      Slim

    • C. 

      Medium

  • 2. 
    BODY WEIGHT
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      Medium

    • C. 

      Overweight

  • 3. 
    SKIN
    • A. 

      Thin, dry, cold, dark

    • B. 

      Smooth, oily, silky

    • C. 

      Thick, soft, pale

  • 4. 
    HAIR
    • A. 

      Dry, knotted, thin, brittle

    • B. 

      Blond, red, straight, greyish, balding

    • C. 

      Oily, wavy, thick, soft

  • 5. 
    NOSE
    • A. 

      Unevenly, shaped, deviated septum

    • B. 

      Long pointed

    • C. 

      Short rounded, button nose

  • 6. 
    EYES
    • A. 

      Small, sunken, wry, active, nervous

    • B. 

      Sharp, sensitive to light, penetrating

    • C. 

      Big beautiful, calm

  • 7. 
    LIPS
    • A. 

      Dry, cracked, brownish

    • B. 

      Red, inflamed, yellowish

    • C. 

      Smooth, oily, pale, withish

  • 8. 
    STOMACH
    • A. 

      Thin, flat, sunken

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Big, potbellied

  • 9. 
    JOINTS
    • A. 

      Cold, cracking

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Large, lubricated

  • 10. 
    APPETITE
    • A. 

      Irregular

    • B. 

      Strong, umberable

    • C. 

      Slow, steady

  • 11. 
    DIGESTION
    • A. 

      Irregular, gases

    • B. 

      Quick, causes burning

    • C. 

      Prolonged, forms mucus

  • 12. 
    HANDS AND FEET
    • A. 

      Generally dry and cold

    • B. 

      Generally warm

    • C. 

      Generally cold

  • 13. 
    WEIGHT
    • A. 

      Tend to lose weight easily

    • B. 

      Tend to maintain weight

    • C. 

      Tend to gain weight

  • 14. 
    ELIMINATION
    • A. 

      Constipation

    • B. 

      Loose

    • C. 

      Thick, oily, sluggish

  • 15. 
    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
    • A. 

      Hyperactive

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Sluggish

  • 16. 
    MENTAL ACTIVITY
    • A. 

      Always active

    • B. 

      Moderate

    • C. 

      Sluggish

  • 17. 
    EMOTIONS
    • A. 

      Anxiety, fear, flexible

    • B. 

      Anger, hate, jealousy, determined

    • C. 

      Calm, greedy, attached, depression

  • 18. 
    MEMORY
    • A. 

      Quick to memorize, tendency to forget

    • B. 

      Accurate

    • C. 

      Slow to memorize but good long term memory

  • 19. 
    SLEEP
    • A. 

      Little, broken, sleeplessness

    • B. 

      Little but sound

    • C. 

      Deep, prolonged

  • 20. 
    SPEECH
    • A. 

      Fast, unclear, jumps topics

    • B. 

      Sharp, penetrating

    • C. 

      Slow, monotonous

  • 21. 
    SENSITIVITY
    • A. 

      Dry, cold and windy conditions

    • B. 

      Heat and sun

    • C. 

      Wet and cold conditions

  • 22. 
    ACTIVITIES
    • A. 

      Generally liking for music, dance, books and travelling

    • B. 

      Generally liking for discussions, politics and doing any challenging sport

    • C. 

      Generally liking for water sport

  • 23. 
    GENERAL PERSONALITY
    • A. 

      Creative, friendly, good immagination, quick start something but takes time to finish the task, impatient

    • B. 

      Ambitious, confident, fiery personality and strong, determined and willfull

    • C. 

      Well grounded, thruthful, loyal, patient and satisfied in life

  • 24. 
    STRENGH OF CONVICTIONS
    • A. 

      I'm creative and expressive. I often change my beliefs

    • B. 

      I'm goal-oriented, ambitious and have strong convictions that govern my behaviour

    • C. 

      I'm contented and calm. I have steady, deeply-held beliefs that I will not change easily

  • 25. 
    DECISIVENESS
    • A. 

      I have difficulty making decisions and change my mind often

    • B. 

      I make rapid decisions and believe that they are good

    • C. 

      I take a long time to make a decision but stick to the choices I make