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Dosha Test

Take the “Dosha Test” and learn what kind of foods and exercises that are best suited for you, in order to stay healthy.
Are you Vata, Pitta or Kapha?

In Ayurveda, there are three Doshas: Vata, Pita and Kapha. By knowing your Dosha you will be able to learn more about your body; what type of food, exercise and routines that is best suited for you, in order to automatically gain good health and perfect body weight.

By doing this quick Dosha test you will find out your Dosha. This small test with only 11 questions will tell you if you are a Vata, Pitta or Kapha.
Which answer a, b or c is the most accurate for you? Write down your answers (a, b or c) on a piece of paper…

1. Skeletal structure
a) Thin
b) Medium
c) Thick

2. Work
a) Very fast
b) Effective, thorough
c) Slow, methodical

3. Mental function
a) Imaginative, quick thinking
b) Sharp intellect, make decisions easily
c) Stable, need time to think

4. New ideas
a) Curious, always testing new ideas
b) Accept new ideas after careful checking
c) Would rather wait, not impulsive

5. Temper
a) Shifting a lot
b) Hot temper
c) Stable, patient

6. Stress-reaction
a) Worry very easily
b) Easily irritated, angry and critical
c) Rarely worries

7. Skin
a) Dry
b) Soft and smooth, sometimes with freckles
c) Soft and smooth, sometimes oily

8. Sleep
a) 6 hours
b) 7-8 hours
c) At least 8 hours, heavy sleeper

9. Hunger/digestion
a) Irregular, forget to eat sometimes
b) Strong appetite/digestion, “Have to” have food
c) Not hungry that often. Slow digestion

10. Feces
a) Irregular, dry, hard
b) At least 1-2 times a day, rather lose than hard
c) Regular, heavy, slow

11. Economy
a) Money is flowing, impulsive buying
b) Spend on quality, quality food and beverage
c) Rather save than spend, plan before buying
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Now, it’s time to look at your answers that you have written on your paper.

How many times did you answer “a”, “b” or “c”?

If you got most “a” You are a VATA!
If you got most “b” You are a PITTA!
If you got most “c” You are a KAPHA!

If you get a result where two have the same highest score – do the test again and try to answer as truthful as you can. If you still get the same result this is not at all unusual. It just means that you have to consider both of the Doshas.

Now that you know your Dosha, find out what it means. See sections about Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha and Kapha Dosha to learn more.

Learn about the symptoms of an unbalanced Dosha, and what you can do to correct the imbalance. Find out what to eat and what to avoid in order to stay healthy. Learn what kinds of physical activities best suited for you. Also, learn how to balance your Dosha, especially if you have problems with weight loss and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).