The below mentioned list a self-assessment that will enable you to determine your unique constitution according to Ayurveda.
Please remember that this can provide only a rough guideline. The subtleties of each person's mental, emotional, and physical makeup are manifold and can be accurately assessed only by a physician thoroughly trained and experienced in Ayurvedic diagnosis. So please do not draw any absolute conclusions about yourself based on the self-assessment or the descriptions of the doshas; rather, use this information to help you grow in self-understanding, and as a guide to plan your diet, exercise regimen, and other aspects of your lifestyle for maximum health.
It is best to fill out the self-evaluation twice. First, base your choices on what is most
consistently true about your life as a whole, over many years. This indicates your prakruti. Then fill it out a second time, considering how you have been feeling recently, in the last month two. This is your vikruti or present condition.
If often helps to have a spouse or good friendly your answers, as they may have good insights and some objectivity to offer as you make your response.
After filling out the chart, add up the number of marks under vata, pitta, and kapha to discover your own balance of the doshas in your prakruit and vikruti. Most people will have one dosha predominant, a few will have two doshas approximately equal, and even fewer will have all three doshas in equal proportion.
After adding up the numbers, make them into a ratio, with 3 as the highest number. For example, suppose you come out with V = 10, P = 6, K = 3. This would translate into V3P2K1.
Once you have determined your predominant doshas, studying the following characteristics of vata, pitta, and kapha will help you gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding.
Would you like to learn some simple, ayurvedic tips for bringing yourself into balance? Keep watching this space!!
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