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Ayurvedic constitution

Underneath you will find a list of qualities which will help you to define the constitution (dosha) of a person.

Select one of the 3 options that is closer to you.

SKIN

  1. 1. Dry, rough, thin, dark, cold hands, cold feet
  2. 2. Moist, warm, smooth, oily, rosy, freckles, easily irritated
  3. 3. Soft, cool, thick, pale, can feel a bit damp

SKIN CARE

  1. 1. Loves moisturiser
  2. 2. Prefers oil
  3. 3. Prefers rich cream

BODY WEIGHT

  1. 1. Low, tendency to be underweight
  2. 2. Medium, even
  3. 3. Tendency to accumulate weight

SLEEP

  1. 1. Light, disturbed, insomnia
  2. 2. Good, short
  3. 3. Deep, heavy, long

DIGESTION

  1. 1. Irregular, lower abdominal dissention
  2. 2. Quick, good, creates heat and activity
  3. 3. Slow, creates mucus, upper abdominal dissention

APPETITE

  1. 1. Variable, grazer
  2. 2. Intense, regular
  3. 3. Slow, steady

THIRST

  1. 1. Variable, likes hot
  2. 2. High, likes cool
  3. 3. Low

NATURE OF THE MIND

  1. 1. Active, unfocused, creative
  2. 2. Sharp, fast, clear
  3. 3. Slow, dull

EMOTIONS

  1. 1. Creative, excitable, sensitive, anxiety, fear
  2. 2. Passion, enthusiasm, compassion, anger
  3. 3. Love, giving, attachment

MEMORY

  1. 1. Good short term, poor long term
  2. 2. Precise
  3. 3. Slow recall, good long term

INTELLECT

  1. 1. Quick and erratic
  2. 2. Clear, accurate, critical
  3. 3. Slow and solid

PREFERED CLIMATE

  1. 1. Warm and humid weather, dislikes cold
  2. 2. Cooler weather, dislikes very hot
  3. 3. Warm and dry weather, dislikes cold and wet

NATURE OF THE BODY

  1. 1. Active, fidgety, low endurance and stamina
  2. 2. Moderate movement, tendency to overheat
  3. 3. Slow, sluggish, good stamina

BODY FRAME

  1. 1. Thin, irregular, prominent bones
  2. 2. Medium, balanced
  3. 3. Large, solid

HAIR

  1. 1. Dry, thin, split ends, brittle
  2. 2. Oily, straight, thin, blond, red, grey, bald
  3. 3. Oily, lustrous, thick, wavy, brown

EYES

  1. 1. Small, brown
  2. 2. Blue, haze, green, reddish, sharp, light sensitive
  3. 3. Large, blue, brown, still

NOSE

  1. 1. Sharp, pointed, irregular, long, thin
  2. 2. Straight, medium size
  3. 3. Larger, wider nostrils, soft

LIPS

  1. 1. Thin, dry, cracked
  2. 2. Deep, red, moist, soft
  3. 3. Large and thick

NAILS

  1. 1. Thin, brittle, white spots, rigged
  2. 2. Pink, soft, strong, medium
  3. 3. Strong, smooth, regular, large

ANSWER: 

If you have mostly chosen 1. this means your dosha is predominantly VATA

If you have mostly chosen 2. this means your dosha is predominantly PITTA

If you have mostly chosen 3. this means your dosha is predominantly KAPHA

So, now you know your dosha, but what is a dosha exactly?

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