In Ayurveda there are 3 ways – Trividha Pariksha, through which a person’s dosha is determined by a practitioner.
1. Observation: Darshana
2. Asking Questions: Prashna
[The quiz you are about to take it a part of this]
3. Touch and Check: Sparshana
Ideally, an Ayurvedic practitioner will be the most skilled at using these three ways to help you understand your
Prakruti – which is your constitution at birth
Vikruti – which is your constitution as you are today with any imbalances.
However, my favorite part of Ayurveda is that it encourages us to understand ourselves through self evaluatation, and heal ourselves through food as the first and most important step.
In that spirit, this quiz can help you understand yourself and get clarity about your constitution.
Once you are aware and understand your nature, using food is the easiest way to support your journey towards healing, health and peace of mind.
Moving past your own limits and not allowing them to limit you.
Instructions for the quiz:
1. Please take this quiz twice and note your scores somewhere.
2. Check the choice that describes you best and occasionally there maybe more than one choice – that is absolutely fine.
Think back when you were a child to determine your Prakruti or the constitution you were born with.
Do not include any physical, emotional or mental changes as you answer for the first time.
If you are confused, look to your build as a child and your weather preferences.
These are two key aspects to determining your Prakruti.
The results could indicate – one dominant and one sub dominant dosha or two may be equal or for some people all three are balanced.
Note down your % score somewhere.
The second time you take it, think about more recent times. Over the course of the last few years.
This will help you understand your Vikruti or any imbalances that are currently present.
Note down this % score too.
This second score might show one dosha has a much higher score as compared to scores from test 1.
This indicates an imbalance in that dosha.
For e.g. Let’s say your second test shows Pitta at a much higher number than test 1. This indicates that your pitta is elevated and you should follow a pitta soothing diet and activities.
If both test have similar results then choose your strongest dosha and follow the regimen prescribed to keep that dosha in balance.
Remember: these are only proportions and it is more important to understand your dominant and subdominant dosha and the numbers are only there to guide you.