WHAT’S YOUR DOSHA?

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Welcome to WSY’s Ayurveda Dosha Quiz! This quiz will help you discover your predominant dosha according to Ayurvedic principles.

Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine originating in India, recognizes three fundamental energies or doshas that govern the functioning of the human body and mind. These doshas are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each dosha represents a combination of the five elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) and exhibits specific qualities and characteristics.

  1. Vata Dosha | Composed of space and air elements, Vata is associated with movement and governs bodily functions related to motion, such as breathing, circulation, and nerve impulses. Individuals with a predominant Vata dosha tend to be creative, energetic, and enthusiastic. However, when imbalanced, Vata can lead to anxiety, restlessness, and digestive issues.
  2. Pitta Dosha | Comprised of fire and water elements, Pitta is associated with metabolism and transformation in the body. It governs functions such as digestion, temperature regulation, and hormonal balance. People with a dominant Pitta dosha are often ambitious, focused, and have a strong digestion. Imbalances in Pitta can lead to anger, irritability, and inflammatory conditions.
  3. Kapha Dosha | Composed of earth and water elements, Kapha provides structure and stability in the body. It governs functions such as lubrication, growth, and immune system support. Individuals with a predominant Kapha dosha tend to have a sturdy physique, calm demeanor, and good endurance. When out of balance, Kapha can lead to sluggishness, weight gain, and emotional attachment.

According to Ayurveda, each person has a unique combination of these doshas, with one or two typically being more dominant. Understanding your dosha can help you make lifestyle choices, including diet, exercise, and daily routines, to maintain balance and promote overall well-being. It is important to note that Ayurveda is a holistic system and personalized consultations with an Ayurvedic practitioner are recommended for a comprehensive understanding of your dosha and health requirements.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your knowledge and choose the response that most closely aligns with your tendencies and preferences.

  1. How would you describe your body frame?
    a) Thin and lanky
    b) Medium build
    c) Sturdy and well-developed
  2. How is your digestion usually?
    a) Irregular, with variable appetite
    b) Moderate, with a balanced appetite
    c) Strong, with a strong appetite
  3. How would you describe your skin?
    a) Dry and rough
    b) Soft and warm
    c) Oily and prone to breakouts
  4. What is your preferred climate?
    a) Warm and humid
    b) Moderate and temperate
    c) Cold and dry
  5. How do you typically react to stress?
    a) Anxiety, worry, or nervousness
    b) Irritability or impatience
    c) Sluggishness or lethargy
  6. How is your sleep pattern?
    a) Light and interrupted
    b) Moderate and fairly consistent
    c) Deep and heavy
  7. How do you handle new situations?
    a) With caution and skepticism
    b) With enthusiasm and adaptability
    c) With resistance and difficulty adjusting
  8. How would you describe your energy levels?
    a) Variable, with bursts of energy followed by fatigue
    b) Moderate and steady throughout the day
    c) High, with enduring stamina
  9. What type of exercise do you prefer?
    a) Gentle exercises like yoga or walking
    b) Moderate exercises like swimming or cycling
    c) Vigorous exercises like running or weightlifting
  10. How is your memory?
    a) Quick to grasp but quick to forget
    b) Good and steady
    c) Slow to grasp but long-lasting

Now, let’s tally your responses and determine your Ayurveda dosha!

Mostly A’s: Vata Dosha
Mostly B’s: Pitta Dosha
Mostly C’s: Kapha Dosha

Remember, this quiz provides a general assessment and should not be considered a definitive diagnosis. For a comprehensive evaluation, it’s best to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional experienced in Ayurveda.

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