What's Your Dosha Type?

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Dosha Quizzes & Trivia

Prakriti is enlivened and described by three main doshas or forces: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These are loosely translated as Air, Fire and Earth, respectively. Each of us has all three doshas in our constitution, in unique proportions. In Ayurveda, seven dosha-predominant Prakritis are described: Vata-predominant, Pitta-predominant, Kapha-predominant; three dual Prakritis, where two doshas are equally, or nearly equally predominant: Vata-Pitta predominant, Pitta-Kapha predominant and Vata-Kapha predominant; and one Prakriti that has all three doshas equally prominent: Vata-Pitta-Kapha predominant.


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Your Dosha Type is: Vata

The Qualities of VataThis Sanskrit line lists the main qualities of Vata and provides a key to understanding what it means to have a predominantly Vata Prakriti.The main qualities of Vata are dry, light, cool, rough, subtle and mobile. So, having a Vata-predominant Prakriti means that these qualities express themselves generously throughout your mental, emotional and physical make up. If you look back over the Prakriti test, you can get a feel for how these qualities manifest themselves. A Vata predominant individual's strengths and weaknesses both reflect these qualities. In excess, the dry and rough qualities may manifest themselves as dry or brittle skin, lips, hair, nails or bones (e.g. osteoporosis), as constipation, or as feeling "dry" emotionally. The "light" quality may manifest itself as giving you a lanky physique but excess lightness may manifest as being underweight, having muscle wasting, light bones, insomnia or feeling "spacey" or insecure. The cold quality of Vata may lead you to feel cold more easily than others around you, have cold hands and feet and crave warmth. The subtle quality may express itself as being introverted, creative and having an active fantasy life. The mobile quality may lead to a healthy ability to "multi-task" or, in excess, to scattered attention, a fidgety tendency, tremors, and nervousness. It may manifest as extremes; as in being very tall or very short or being drastically different weights at different times in your life. Famous Vata ExamplesChristy Turlington. Lanky. Moves around a lot. Very tall. Angular face.Mick Jagger. Jumps around. Creative. Lanky. Disproportionate features.

Your Dosha Type is: Pitta

The Qualities of PittaThis Sanskrit line lists the main qualities of Pitta and provides a key to understanding what it means to have a predominantly Pitta Prakriti.The main qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, fleshy smelling, spreading and liquid. So, having a Pitta -predominant Prakriti means that these qualities express themselves generously throughout your mental, emotional and physical make up. You may find them reflected in your strengths and weaknesses. The oily quality allows for softness of skin but, in excess, can manifest as oily skin, acne or perhaps the quality of being a "snake oil salesman"; manipulating situations to your advantage. The sharp quality may manifest as a sharp, bright intellect or, in excess, as a sharp tongue. "Hotness" can manifest as a warm, rosy complexion, warm body temperature, strong metabolism and appetite or, in excess, as ulcers, heartburn or a hot temper. The light quality may lead you to have a slender body or to get light-headed if you miss a meal. The "fleshy-smelling" quality may manifest as a strong body odor. The spreading quality may manifest as a tendency to spread your name or influence or opinion around the local or global neighborhood. This quality can also manifest as a spreading rash. The liquid quality may manifest as excess sweating; when it's combined with the hot quality it can present as excess stomach acid. Famous Pitta ExamplesMadonna: Sharp businesswoman. World-famous. Ambitious. Moderate build.Bill Gates. Sharply intelligent. His fame has spread everywhere, even beyond his own professional sphere. Ambitious. Balding.

Your Dosha Type is: Kapha

The Qualities of KaphaThis Sanskrit line lists the main qualities of Kapha and provides a key to understanding what it means to have a predominantly Kapha Prakriti.The main qualities of Kapha are unctuous, cool, heavy, slow, smooth, soft and stable. It is also dense, cloudy and viscous. So, having a Kapha-predominant Prakriti means that these qualities express themselves generously throughout your mental, emotional and physical make up. You may find them reflected in your strengths and weaknesses. The unctuous quality can allow for smooth joint function but, if pronounced, can lead to excess mucous. The cool quality may manifest as cool skin and a laid-back, cool temperament. Heaviness may manifest as a large, sturdy, grounded physical and emotional constitution and, in excess, as being overweight or experiencing a subjective feeling of heaviness in the mind. Slowness may manifest as a slow gait or a slow, steady pace that you can maintain. In excess, you may get stuck in a pattern that may not be the best for you. Softness can manifest as a soft heart that is easily empathic. Another manifestation of this quality is having soft skin. Stability can be an asset that friends, family and colleagues probably recognize and perhaps lean on, but in excess could become stubbornness or sluggishness. You could become so stable that you are disinclined toward any physical activity. Density can manifest as good stamina and strong, well-formed muscles and bones. This enables the Kapha constitution to withstand vigorous exercise. This quality is also responsible for dense, luxurious hair. Famous Kapha ExamplesOprah Winfrey: Large, luminescent eyes and frame. Compassionate. Generous.Luciano Pavarotti: Deep, resonant voice. Large frame.
Questions and Answers
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    My lifelong tendency has been to be thin and lanky
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    I find having a routine in life to be challenging
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    My skin tends to be rough and dry, even if I don't live in a dry, arid climate (but especially if I do)
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    My joints are fairly prominent
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    My teeth are protruded and/or crooked
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    My hair is kinky, curly and tends to be dry or frizzy
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    It is usually easy for me to lose weight and I usually have difficulty gaining weight
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    Usually in my life I enjoy hot weather
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    I tend to dislike wind
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    I tend to dislike dry
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    I have a medium build with medium bone structure
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    I enjoy competitive activities and enjoy physical or intellectual challenges
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    My teeth are medium-sized and/or a little yellow (stained doesn't count)
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    I have fair skin which easily sunburns
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    I have a lot of moles or freckles
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    I am or am becoming bald, I have grayed early, or I have thin or fine hair
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    Chili peppers, tomatoes and spicy food in general tends to cause me digestive distress, including heartburn or stomachache or loose stools, (even if I really enjoy the taste and am attracted to these things)
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    I prefer a cool climate to a warm one
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    I dislike heat, especially humid heat and feel easily fatigued by it
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    I have a sharp, intelligent, aggressive mind
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    I have a sturdy constitution with a large bone structure
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    I have had a lifelong tendency to always be at least a little overweight
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    My teeth are naturally large, straight and white
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    My hair is thick and lustrous
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    My eyes are large and luxurious
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