Dosha Test

To determine your Prakruti (body constitution), choose answers based on the state of your natural being throughout your life. The focus is you, the real you, not what happens to be true recently, nor what you wish to be. You may float between two answers and in that case, pick both. Add up the totals for each v, p, and k at the end. The test will tell you if you are Vata, Pitta, Kapha or any combination of the three.

1. Physique
v) I am a slender person and I hardly gain weight
p) I am a medium Build
k) I am a well built and I gain weight no matter what I do

2. Skin
v) My skin is dry, thin, itches often
p) My skin looks flushed, have lots of moles and freckles on body
k) My skin is smooth and soft, looks pale sometime

3. Hair
v) My hair is dry, thin and brittle
p) My hair is neither dry nor oily (men, receding hairline), grey premature
k) My hair is thick, full, lustrous, and slightly oily

4. Eyes
v) My eyes are small; they feel dry often and have a bit of dullness (usually brown)
p) My eyes are medium in shape; sharp & penetrating
k) My eyes are big and round in shape, full eyelashes

5. Hands
v) My hands are generally dry, rough; slender fingers; dry nails
p) My hands are generally moist, pink; medium fingers; soft nails
k) My hands are generally firm, thick; thick fingers; strong & smooth nails

6. Face
v) My face is oval
p) My face is triangular (pointed chin, prominent jaw line)
k) My face is round

7. Voice
v) My voice tends to be weak or hoarse
p) I have a strong voice, get loud sometimes
k) My voice is deep, has good tone

8. Appetite
v) Varies, sometimes I feel hungry, sometimes not, I feel anxious if I don’t eat
p) I always feel hungry. If I don’t eat I get irritable and angry
k) I don’t feel very hungry. I can go without food easily for a day

9. Sleep
v) I do not sleep soundly at night, I tend to toss and turn, I wake up early in the morning
p) I am a light sleeper but if something wakes me up, I can go back to sleep easily
k) I am a heavy sleeper, difficulty in waking up

10. Joints
v) My joints are small, prominent bones, and often crack
p) My joints are medium and loose
k) My joints are large, sturdy, with lots of muscle surrounding

11. Bowel Movement
v) I tend to have constipation and can go a day or two without a bowel movement
p) I am regular and sometimes stools are loose (tend to get diarrhea)
k) I have no problem, I wake up to go to the bathroom.

12. Emotions
v) I often feel anxious and nervous
p) If things don’t happen my way, I feel irritable and angry
k) I am a happy person, very caring and loving

13. Weather Preference
v) I like warm and humid weather
p) I enjoy cool weather, dislike a warm climate
k) I like warm but dry weather

14. Sweating
v) I sweat little
p) I sweat profusely and it might have an unpleasant odor
k) I never sweat, unless working very hard

15. walk
v) I walk fast and talk fast
p) I am a average speed
k) I walk slower pace

16. Memory
v) I remember quickly and forget quickly
p) I remember and never forget
k) It takes me a while to remember, but never forget

17. Actions
v) I tend to be spontaneous
p) I am a list maker. Unless plan, I don’t do anything
k) I don’t like to plan, I prefer to follow others

18. Stamina
v) I like to do things in spurts and get tired very easily
p) I have a medium stamina
k) I can work long hours and maintain good stamina

19. Decision Making
v) I change mind more often and will take time to make a decision
p) I can make a decision easily and stick with it
k) I want others to make the decisions

20. Sports
v) I like action
p) I like to win
k) I like to have fun

21. Health Problems
v) My symptoms are mainly pain, constipation, anxiety and depression
p) I often get skin infections, fevers, heart burn, hypertension
k) I tend to get allergies, congestion, weight gain and digestive problems

22. Hobbies
v) I like art (drawing, painting, dance) and travel
p) I like sports, politics, and things that gets adrenaline pumping
k) I like nature, gardening, reading, and knitting.

23. Mind
v) I gets restless easily (it starts racing
p) I get impatient easily
k) I am very calm

24. Finances v) I spend money easily, doesn’t save much and often feels poor
p) I spend money on certain chosen things, luxury
k) I save money, spends freely on food and entertainment

Total up your v’s, p’s and k’s and see which dosha(s) are dominant in you!

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