Ayurvedic Dosha Test

Ayurvedic Dosha Test – Discover Yourself

Ayurvedic Dosha Test

Have you ever read an Ayurvedic remedy and seen it refer to one of the three dosha types vatta, pita and kapha, wondering which type you might be? Wonder no more, as this Ayurveda dosha test will take you through a discovery of your dosha by asking you simple, multiple choice questions!

Doshas

In Ayurvedic medicine, the overall health is defined by the dynamics between body, mind and environment.

The doshas, are in fact ayurvedic names for the balance of the elemental substances ether, earth, water, fire and air.

  • Vata consists of air and ether
  • Pitta consists of fire and water
  • Kapha consists of water and earth

According to the ayurvedic concept of doshas, body-mind type, a balance of the 3 doshas results in good physical, emotional and mental health, while imbalances result in diseases, including emotional and mental problems.

You can read more about doshas, how they determine both your physical and mental characteristics and advice how to balance them here:

The 75 questions presented to you in random order concentrate on both your physical, emotional and psychological characteristics.

Some questions might feel intruding, personal and might make you feel uncomfortable. You might also feel that the same question is asked multiple times in different ways.

Do not worry, your ayurvedic dosha test results are for your eyes only.  They will not be stored on the server, only your overall score in each category. You should therefore answer as honestly as possible and base your answers on the 1-5 scale, where

  • 1 represents never/least/no
  • 5 represents always/most/yes

You have to answer all the questions before you will get the results. Any unanswered results will be visible on the overview on the top. If you are unsure of any answer, select 3 (the average).

Make yourself a nice cup of tea, sit down, relax and enjoy the ride.

30 thoughts on “Ayurvedic Dosha Test – Discover Yourself”

  1. これは非常に面白いテストです、私は漢方医学を自分で練習しますが、アーユルヴェーダの実践についてもっと学びたいと思っています。 私はすべての代替医療は、与えるためにユニークな何かを持っていると信じていますが、体全体だけでなく、全体の人が気にする必要がある同じ原則に従います。

    This is very interesting test, I practice kampo myself, but want to learn more about ayurvedic practices. I believe all alternative medicine have something unique to give, but follow the same principles where the whole person needs to be cared for, not only the body.

    1. Hi Aiko, thank you leaving me a comment! I love the Japanese writing, looks so beautiful. I hope you don’t mind that I used the Google translator and wrote the English translation below?
      You are absolutely right in saying that all traditional medicine practices have their benefits, but much of the principles, such as not treating just the disease but the whole person instead, are the same.

  2. This is a very interesting test. I have somewhat of a dyslexic behavior so I’m not sure if I gave all the right answers or not. The questions reversed themselves a few times so it got me clicking the wrong answers I think. The results still seem accurate with Kapha dosha.

    Is there any known remedies to help with short term memory issues. I’m sure my wife would appreciate it if I could strengthen that part of my brain. Then I would just need to work on my listening skills and I would be set!

    Thanks Hannah

    Cheers

    1. Hi David, I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed my test. I ask things in couple of different ways on purpose, but to be honest there are so many questions, on purpose, that few wrong questions aren’t going to make a difference.

      Short term memory loss is a typical problem for people suffering from kapha not being balanced out.
      Minimise sour, salty and sweet foods and instead favour pungent, astringent and bitter tastes. This means eating plenty of hot flavours such as radishes, chillies and spies such as tumeric, paprika, garlic, ginger, cumin, cloves, cardamon and cinnamon. Add all types of beans and grains into your diet. Pomegranate, broccoli, apples and cauliflower are good choices, as are bitter greens like mustard greens and kale. Enjoy dark chocolate and coffee, they will help you to balance your kapha. Also try to sip some of my kapha balancing water found here: Infused water – Kapha throughout the day.

  3. I am 69% Vata and suffer from restless mind which stops me from falling asleep at night. I was also wondering if it has some relevance for my yoga practise? I am also interested to hear more about suitable diet.

    1. Hi Anna!
      Restless mind is one of the problems of Vata dosha. Try drinking hot milk in the evening with a spoonful of honey, mix in some real ceylon cinnamon as well. Next time we meet for yoga sessions I will teach you chandra namaskar, the moon salutations, which you can do in the evening before bed. Suriya namaskar, the sun salutations, should be performed at the slow and even pace. For the diet, please see my advice for Diana 🙂 You can ready more about Vata doshas here: Vata dosha

  4. My numbers are below. I am definitely going to have to read up on this so I have a better understanding what this means. I look forward to your coming articles on doshas to get a better understanding. In the meantime, could you provide me with a brief outline of my results?

    Kapha63.2%
    Pitta67%
    Vata58.82%

    1. Hi Patrick, thank you for taking the test! As Pitta you have a good digestion and can eat and tolerate to eat almost anything. You sleep deeply, although not necessarily enough. You are intelligent thinker, able to concentrate well to the tasks at hand, talk straight and honestly and make good decisions after some rational consideration. You are prone for short temper and arguments, skin rashes, heartburn and excessive body heat and peptic ulcers.

      My article will tell you how to balance out your doshas. I will inform you when it’s finished. You can ready more about Pitta doshas here: Pitta dosha

  5. This was cool and very fun to do. I wonder what it means to be at 75% for pitta dosha? I really learned some things I never heard of today. Can you share with me what the 75% means?

    1. Pitta is a hot dosha type and this high number means you should balance it out. Try to keep cool, avoid hot temperatures and hot, spicy and salty food. Eat plenty of raw fruit and have your meals regularly. Reduce the use of oil and fried foods. Do not work too much, but allow breaks and time for leisure. You can ready more about Pitta doshas here: Pitta dosha

  6. I seem to be the first convincing Vata in the test. Does air and ether suggest that I have my head in the clouds? 🙂 Because I have a report card from the 4th grade with exactly that as a comment from the teacher. 😀

    1. Hi Wouter.
      I guess you could call it having your head in the clouds, but I rather would call it being driven by your thoughts and valuing your intellect and reasoning above anything else.

      Vata is a force that take care of all movement both in mind and body. It eliminates waste, controls blood flow and breathing, as well as the movement of thoughts. Since neither Pitta and Kapha cannot move vata, it is considered the highest of the three doshas.

      I will let you know once I have completed my articles about doshas, so you can read more about the concept. You can ready more about Vata doshas here:Vata dosha

    1. Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the Ayurvedic dosha. quiz I hope you enjoyed the test! I will let you know when my article that describes the deeper meaning of doshas is ready.

      What comes to the email, I can see it has been sent, so most likely it’s stuck in your spam folder. I hope you are able to locate it.

  7. Really interesting quiz and suprising results for me with all 3 between 63-64%. I was expecting to see at least one to have a higher percentage. Does this mean Pitta at 64% is still prominant for me ever though it has a low score?

    I’m particularly interested to understand if this is reflective of my light/restless sleep I experience and if so what I can do to remedy it based on my results?

    Thanks for a really interesting and enlightning quiz!

    Cheers,

    Mike

    1. Hi Mike, thank you for taking the ayurvedic dosha test! Yes, it means that pitta is still your most prominent dosha, but the others are also important. Light sleep and sleeping problems in general and a typical vata issue. I would suggest that you try my infused water recipe and drink warm milk with a spoonful of honey and cardamom in the evening before going to bed. I am writing an general article about doshas and will inform you when it is finished. You can ready more about Pitta doshas here: Pitta dosha

  8. This is great, mine is kapha. Most people take the ayurveda dosha test in a Ayurvedic clinic and pay big bugs for it and the advice that follows. I see you are going to write an article how to balance doshas, looking forward to it.

    1. Hi Alicia,
      It is true that most of the time the test is done on Ayurvedic clinics before any specific treatments as it gives important information about the oils and methods to be used. I will try to complete my article next week, I will send you the link 🙂 You can ready more about Kapha doshas here:Kapha dosha

  9. Hello Art By Hart

    The results are interesting. I cut Kapha 69,6%, Pitta 74% and Vata 79,41%. Does this mean that I need to get take care of all these?

    It was very easy to follow the test and guetions were not so bad. I like to hear more about Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

    Thanks for the test Hanna.
    loving Inka

    1. Hi Inka, yes, your test indicates that you are tridoshic, one of the rare people where all 3 doshas are prominent, your pakriti is a very solid and sturdy one. You tend to get sick less than others and can easily adapt to an diet, seasons and environmental changes.

      You of course need to balance them all. Easiest way to do this is to practice yoga and base your diet on the seasonal variation. Use vata balancing regiment during fall and beginning of the winter, during the summer months pacify the pitta by following cooling regime and use kapha diet during the winter and spring months and during any damp and cool weather.

      I am writing an article about balancing dosha, I will link it to this answer. In the meanwhile you can read more about doshas here: What Is A Dosha – How It Influence Our Lives

  10. This was a great and easy to do dosha quiz! I am clear Pitta which is consistent with my earlier test done at an Aurvedic clinic.

    Do you have more information about which foods I should be eating to balance my dosha? I already drink Pitta tea.

    1. Hi Diana! I am happy you enjoyed my ayurveda dosha test!
      To calm Pitta is eat bitter, sweet and astringent tasting foods. Avoid sour, pungent and salty flavors. I would suggest you try my Pitta flavoured water recipe and eat at least some of the following foods every day:

      Try consuming several fruits each day and adding some raw pressed honey to your tea. For healthy candy, consume dark chocolate.

      Base your diet on milk, fresh yogurt, whole grains, legumes and some fruits and berries such as apples, bitter melon, cranberries, pomegranate, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce.
      For flavoring use herbs such as basil, coriander, saffron, dill, cumin, fennel, parsley, and turmeric.

      You can ready more about Pitta doshas here: Pitta dosha

  11. Wow, my Pitta and Vata are both approx the same at 73% and only vary by half a percent. I’d be interested to know what you think of this Hanna and if I can be categorised any way?
    Loved doing the quiz and it was easy to follow. Does this mean I am more prone to stress?

    1. Hi Craig,

      Thank you for taking my Ayurvedic dosha quiz! Pitta-Vata dual dosha is particularly interesting one, as the ayurvedic elements involved are Ether, Water and Fire. The opposites makes it notoriously difficult to balance, running hot and cold at the same time. Imbalances in dealing with these two doshas can cause a lot of issues such as stress. I know the struggle all too well, as I am also one myself 🙂

      So let’s discuss more the paradox of dealing dual dosha, that possess opposite qualities and how to treat it. I have found myself that the best way to do this is seasonal approach. During winter, pay more attention to techniques for increasing your heating Pitta element and less to your cooling Vata, summer obviously the other way around. Specifically for stress I would try to alternate with Pitta balancing tea during the winter time and Vata flavoured water during the summer.

      I also like to eat healthy foods that will calm both doshas such as coconuts, avocado, ghee (glarified butter and whole grains.

      I am planning on writing an article about the Ayurvedic doshas and tips how to balance them within the next week. I will make sure to update my answer with the link.

      1. Thanks for clarifying about the pitta and vata dual dosha. I can’t deal with the winter scenario that you suggested since I live in south east Asia and we don’t have a cold climate anytime during the year. Thanks for the tips on more healthy foods, that’s something I can definitely address.

        1. Ah, yes, the climate might be a problem, didn’t think of that. You can try diet though and some Pitta tea in the evenings or during the rainy season. I will let you know once my article about balancing the doshas is ready.

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