In our last article Ayurveda Explained: Nutrition we discussed the basics of Ayurvedic medicine thanks to my friend Dr. Deepa Apté. Now here is your turn to find your own constitution and the best ways to balance them.
The following test is a first line of diagnosing your ayurvedic body type. Read the left hand column and check the applicable box to the right. It is possible to have more than one characteristic of that aspect be true and in this case tick all the boxes that apply. At the end of the test add up the columns. The dominant number is your dosha. It is possible to have two doshas dominant. Rarely even all three doshas can be relatively balanced. If two scores are very close together, for instance your Vata score is 17 and your Pitta score is 13 then your dosha type would be vata-pitta.
A note about finding two predominate doshas: Determine the section with the highest score. If two sections have similar scores, then a combination of two principles dominates your constitution. For example you may be a vata-pitta or a pitta-kapha. For balance you would use the gudelines for the season in which that quality is predominate. For example fall for vata, winter for kapha and spring and summer for pitta dosha
To learn more about your individual dosha click our dosha information page.