From the five elements, the three doshas are derived—Vata,Pitta, and Kapha. Known as mind-body types, the doshas express particular patterns of energy—unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics.

In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body, and environment. It is possible for each of us to achieve and maintain a vibrant and joyful state of health by identifying our mind-body type and then creating a lifestyle that sustains and nurtures our unique nature. Take the Dosha Quiz and determine: “What’s my dosha?” If more than one quality is applicable in each characteristic, choose the one that applies the most.

The Chopra Center Dosha Quiz gives you an inquiry into the proportion of each of the three principles – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha -- within your unique mind body constitution. Your score in Part 1 of the dosha quiz reflects your basic nature. These characteristics tend to change slowly over your lifetime.

The principle that received the highest number of checks is the most predominant force in your overall mind body make-up. The principle that received the next highest number of checks is the secondary force in your constitution. The lowest scoring principle, while still an active force in your mind body physiology, is the least dominant in your particular constitution.

This part of the quiz gathers information about your basic nature—the way you were as a child or the basic patterns that have been true most of your life. If you developed an illness in childhood or as an adult, think of how things were for you before that illness. If more than one quality is applicable in each characteristic, choose the one the applies the most.

For fairly objective physical traits, your choice will usually be obvious. For mental traits and behavior, which are more subjective, you should answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least in the past few years.



I am thin, lanky, and slender with prominent joints and thin muscles.
I have a medium, symmetrical build with good muscle development.
I have a large,
round or stocky build. My frame is broad, stout or thick.

Low; I may forget
 to eat or have a tendency to lose weight.
Moderate; it is easy for me to gain or lose weight if I put my mind to it.
Heavy; I gain weight easily and have difficulty losing it.
My eyes are
small and active.
I have a
penetrating gaze.
I have large
pleasant eyes.
My skin is dry, rough or thin.
My skin is warm, reddish in color and prone to irritation..
My skin is,
thick, moist
and smooth.
My hair is dry,
brittle or frizzy.
My hair is fine
with a tendency
towards early
 thinning or graying
I have abundant,
 thick and oily hair
My joints are thin
and prominent and
have a tendency to crack.
My joints are
 loose and
My joints are large,
 well knit and
Sleep Pattern  
I am a light sleeper with a tendency to awaken easily.
I am a moderately sound sleeper, usually needing less than eight hours to feel rested.
My sleep is deep and long. I tend to awaken slowly in the morning.
Body Temperature  
My hands and feet are usually cold and I prefer warm environments.
I am usually warm, regardless of the season, and prefer cooler environments.
I am adaptable to most temperatures but do not like cold, wet days.
I am lively and enthusiastic by nature. I like to change.
I am purposeful and intense. I like to convince.
I am easy going and accepting. I like to support.
Under Stress  
I become anxious and/or worried.
I become irritable and/or aggressive.
I become
withdrawn and/or reclusive.






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