Find My Dosha

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.)

  VATA PITTA KAPHA
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.