For those who are not familiar with the term “dosha” it is a reference to the forces or qualities that govern our unique body and mind type; our Prakruti. These forces are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We are all a unique combination of all three doshas but we usually have one or two that are predominate. According to Ayurveda, when our doshas are balanced they work together harmoniously and we are capable or attaining maximum health and vitality. When they are imbalanced, this is the underlying cause of all physical and emotional problems that can lead to disease. The purpose of this dosha test is to help you to determine your unique Prakruti in order to begin a journey of self-discovery that can help you take care of yourself in a way that promotes optimum wellbeing and nurtures your own natural beauty.
If after taking the dosha test, if you are still unsure which products are best suited to your skincare needs, please contact me either by phone or email and I will be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions that you may have.
(Please note, when answering questions that have terms such as lighter, large, small, paler, darker, straighter, this should be used in comparison to someone of the same ethnic background.)
|Build:||fine boned, slim, light muscles, taller or shorter than average||medium, even proportions, muscular, average height||large, heavy boned, thick short and stocky or tall and sturdy|
|Body weight:||low, hard to gain weight, easy to lose weight||medium, easy to maintain, can gain and lose easily||heavy, easy to gain, hard to lose weight|
|Stamina:||active, short bursts of energy, energetic, tires easily||medium, good stamina, capable of sustaining activity||steady, slow to start, high stamina|
|Appetite:||irregular, small appetite one day, large the next||strong, unbearable, irritable with missed meal||moderate, steady, constant|
|Digestion:||delicate, prone to gas and constipation||steady, strong digestion, occasional diarrhea||slow, steady digestion, very regular|
|Sleep:||light sleeper, scanty, sleeplessness||sound sleeper, average length of time||deep & long sleeper, trouble waking|
|Climate:||least tolerant of cold||least tolerant of hot||least tolerant of damp|
|Activity:||hyperactive, quick||moderate pace, goal oriented, competitive||slow and steady activity|
|Routine:||irregular schedule||long workday||keeps regular routine|
|Eyes:||small, active, dark, dry, darting, short lashes||light, sparkly, penetrating gaze expressive, light sensitive||large, calm, pleasant gaze, tranquil, thick lashes|
|Hair:||dry, frizzy, scarce, brittle, dry scalp||straighter, oily, lighter colors, grays early, early hair thinning||thick, curly, wavy, luxuriant|
|Skin:||dry, fine, cold, very small to invisible pores, rarely has breakouts, dry cracked lips, darker tones, tans, early fine lines around eyes||warm, rosy, glowing, prone flare ups of rashes or blemishes, burns and freckles, can get inflamed or itchy from heat, prone to T-zone blemishes||thick, cool, moist, prone to congestion like white heads and clogged pores, generally larger pored, paler skin tones, slow to tan|
|Personality:||imaginative, creative, artistic||intelligent, efficient, perfectionist||caring, calm, patient, grounded|
|Emotions:||when stressed, anxiety, fear, uncertainty, insecure||when stressed, angry, irritable, impatient||when stressed, calm, greedy, stagnant, depression|
|Memory:||learn quickly but forget easily||distinct and detailed||slower to learn but never forgets|
|Mood:||moods change quickly||intense emotions||steady emotions|
Please download the pdf of this dosha test.
Mark the description in each column that most closely describes your traits throughout your life. Add up how many you have marked in each column, either Vata, Pitta or Kapha to determine your predominate dosha or doshas. This will help give you a base for your prakruti. Then take the test again, marking in the columns that are true for you now but have not been for most of your life. In this way you can determine in which dosha you may have imbalance at this time. For instance, if you have not had problems with dry skin most of your life but recently you have experienced dry skin, this could indicate an imbalance in that dosha that should be addressed in order to correct that imbalance and set things right. This questionnaire is designed to help you determine the best skincare products and services to meet your specific needs. If you have questions or would like further assistance please contact me and I will be happy to address your questions.