Vata Dosha

Understanding the Dosha Test

By Angela Glaz

500 Hour E-RYT and Ayurvedic Counselor

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The dosha test is essentially a survey designed to help you discover your combination of the 3 Ayurvedic doshas or your unique body/mind type.

Why should you know this?

To understand the qualities that make you unique and help you better cater to what your body and mind need to stay happy and healthy.

Knowing how you physically and mentally operate can uncover the hidden causes behind your physical and mental discomforts.

Learning about your unique body/mind type will help you understand why you are more susceptible to particular imbalances and/or why you tend to face certain problems.

To understand why you and others around you react the way you do, and how you can minimize the negative elements in your relationships.

When you take any Dosha Test:

Try to answer the questions regarding yourself in general rather than your current state of being.

Not one dosha is better than the others.

All three doshas (the 5 elements) reside within you. Your dominant dosha will give you insight to the qualities that make you unique as well as the imbalances you are more likely to experience. 

Different seasons, weather, time of day, stress, and life events can all cause imbalances within the doshas.  

An Ayurvedic Dosha test can give you insight to your prakruiti (your dominant dosha). For a more accurate dosha assessment, book an appointment with one of our Ayurvedic Counselors. 

Examples:

  • A summer heat wave may cause pitta imbalances; excess heat in the body, sunburn, mental irritation.

  • A week of working overtime and high stress may cause vata imbalances; anxiousness, insomnia, digestive issues.

  • A series of cold, dark, and rainy days may cause kapha imbalances; heavy, lethargic, tired, slow digestion.

When done taking the test, click on your dosha to learn more about your body type and what you can do to create a healthy lifestyle that is going to cater to your unique needs. 

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