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Diagnose Yourself
Guide Lines to determine your DOSHA (BODY TYPE)
To determine your dosha, fill out the questionnaire below. Base your choices on what you observe is most consistent over a long period of time, rather than your present state. Make a choice from the column that best describes yourself. However, feel free to make a selection from more than one column if more columns equally describe you. After finishing the questionnaire, add up the number of tick marks under Vata, Pitta, and kapha, to discover your Doshas. Most of us will have one Dosha predominant, a few will have two Doshas approximately, equal and even fewer will have all three Doshas in equal proportion.

Observations

VATTA

PITTA

KAPHA

Body Size

Slim

Medium

Large

Body Weight

Low

Medium

Overweight

Skin

Thin, Dry, Gold, Rough , Dark

Smooth, Oily, Warm, Rosy

Thick, Oily, Cool, White, Pale

Hair

Dry, Brown, Black, Knotted, Brittle, Scarce

Straight, Oily, Blond, Gray, Red, Bald

Thick, Curly, Oily, Wavy, Luxuriant

Teeth

Stick out, Big,

    Roomy, Thin Gums

Medium, Soft, Tender Gums

Healthy, White,   Strong Gums

Nose

Uneven Shape,   Deviated Septum

Long Pointed,   Red Nose-tip

Short, Rounded,   Button Nose

Eyes

Small, Sunken, Dry, Active, Black, Brown         

Sharp, Bright Gray, Green, Yellow/Red,   Sensitive to Light

Big, Beautiful, Blue, Calm, Loving

Nails

Dry, Rough, Brittle, Break Easily

Sharp, Flexible, Pink, Lustrous

Thick, Oily, Smooth, Polished

Lips

Dry, Cracked,   Black/Brown Tingle

Red, Inflamed,    Yellowish

Smooth, Oily, Pale, Whitish

Chin

Thin, Angular

Tapering

Rounded, Double

Cheeks

Wrinkled, Sunken

Smooth, Flat

Rounded, Plump

Neck

Thin, Tall

Medium

Big, Folded

Chest

Flat, Sunken

Moderate

Expanded, Round

Belly

Thin, Flat, Sunken

Moderate

Big, Pot-bellied

Belly-Button

Small, Irregular, Hurniated

Oval, Superficial

Big, Deep, Round, Stretched

Hips

Slender, Thin

Moderate

Heavy, Big

Joints

Cold, Cracking

Moderate

Large, Lubricated

Appetite

Irregular, Scanty

Strong, Unbearable

Slow but Steady

Digestion

Irregular, Forms Gas

Quick, Causes Burning

Prolonged,   Forms Mucous

Taste

Sweet, Sour, Salty

Sweet, Bitter,    Astringent

Bitter, Pungent,      Astringent

Thirst

Changeable

Surplus

Sparse

Elimination

Constipation

Loose

Thick, Oily, Sluggish

Physical Activity

Hyperactive

Moderate

Slow

Mental Activity

Hyperactive

Moderate

Dull, Slow

Emotion

Anxiety, Fear,    Uncertainty

Anger, Hate,    Jealousy

Calm, Greedy,    Attachment.

Faith

Variable,

Extremist

Consistent

Intellect

Quick but faulty response

Accurate response

Slow, Exact

Recollection

Recent Good,    Remote Poor

Distinct

Slow and sustained

Dreams

Quick, Active,    Many Fearful    

Fiery, War, Violence.

Lakes, Slow,   Romantic

Sleep

Scanty, Broken up, Sleeplessness

Little but sound

Deep, Prolonged

Speech

Rapid, Unclear

Sharp, Penetrating

Slow, Monotonous

Financial

Poor, Spends on Trifles

Spends Money On Luxuries

Rich, Good Money Preserver

Now, add up the sources for each of the three sections, which correspond to Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Rank the three Doshas from highest to lowest in your nature. The dosha that scores highest is usually the one that needs to be balanced. If two Doshas are within to points of each other, both can benefit from balancing approaches. If for example, Your score are: Vata 30, Pitta 20, Kapha 15. You would choose Vata massage oils, teas and aromas to balance your tendency for accumulated Vata.

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