Discover Your Dosha Quiz

…last week in a few of the classes I touched on the  role of your dosha in your yoga practice, so as promised here is a short quiz to determine your dominant dosha

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Michelle

Discover Your Dosha

Select the trait under each category that most applies to you.

Height

  1. Tall or very short
  2. Medium
  3. Usually short, but can be tall and large

Frame

  1. Thin, bony, good muscles
  2. Moderate, developed
  3. Large, well-built

Weight

  1. Low; hard to hold weight
  2. Moderate
  3. Heavy; hard to lose weight

Skin Luster

  1. Dull or dusky
  2. Ruddy, lustrous
  3. White or pale

Skin Texture

  1. Dry, rough, thin
  2. Warm, oily
  3. Cold, damp, thick

Eyes

  1. Small, nervous
  2. Piercing, easily inflamed
  3. Large, white

Hair

  1. Dry, thin
  2. Thin, oily
  3. Thick, oily, wavy, lustrous

Teeth

  1. Crooked, poorly formed
  2. Moderate, bleeding gums
  3. Large, well-formed

Nails

  1. Rough, brittle
  2. Soft, pink
  3. Soft, white

Joints

  1. Stiff, crack easily
  2. Loose
  3. Firm, large

Circulation

  1. Poor, variable
  2. Good
  3. Moderate

Appetite

  1. Variable, nervous
  2. High, excessive
  3. Moderate but constant

Thirst

  1. Low, scanty
  2. High
  3. Moderate

Sweating

  1. Scanty
  2. Profuse but not enduring
  3. Low to start but profuse

Stool

  1. Hard or dry
  2. Soft, loose
  3. Normal

Urination

  1. Scanty
  2. Profuse, yellow
  3. Moderate, clear

Sensitivities

  1. Cold, dryness, wind
  2. Heat, sunlight, fire
  3. Cold, damp

Immune Function

  1. Low, variable
  2. Moderate, sensitive to heat
  3. High

Disease Tendency

  1. Pain, inflammation
  2. Fever, edema
  3. Congestion

Disease Type

  1. Nervous
  2. Blood, liver
  3. Mucous, lungs

Activity

  1. High, restless
  2. Moderate
  3. Low, moves slowly

Endurance

  1. Poor, easily exhausted
  2. Moderate but focused
  3. High

Sleep

  1. Poor, disturbed
  2. Variable
  3. Excessive

Dreams

  1. Frequent, colorful
  2. Moderate, romantic
  3. Infrequent, disturbed

Memory

  1. Quick but absent-minded
  2. Sharp, clear
  3. Slow but steady

Speech

  1. Fast, frequent
  2. Sharp, cutting
  3. Slow, melodious

Temperament

  1. Nervous, changeable
  2. Motivated
  3. Content, conservative

Positive Emotions

  1. Adaptability
  2. Courage
  3. Love

Negative Emotions

  1. Fear
  2. Anger
  3. Attachment

Faith

  1. Variable, erratic
  2. Strong, determined
  3. Steady but slow to change

Totals

  1. ____
  2. ____
  3. ____

(1) responses correspond to vata, (2) to pitta, and (3) to kapha. When you are finished, calculate your results to discover your dominant constitution. You may find one is very prominent, or that two are fairly equal (making you bi-doshic) of all three are similar (tri-doshic). I recommend you read “Perfect Health” by Deepak Chopra if you interested in finding out more about ayurveda.

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