Welcome to LifeSpa’s Body Type Quiz! In Ayurveda there are 3 main body types, also known as doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We are all unique blends of each of the body types.
These body types are reflections of the qualities of nature. They give insight not just into the tendencies of our bodies, but of our mental, emotional, and behavioral characteristics.
Take our quiz to learn which quality you have the most of. Check the answer that best fits your long-term experience.
Once you identify which dosha you have the most of, you want to look into PACIFYING that dosha. In a sense, calming and balancing that dosha, with the goal of being balanced in all 3 doshas. This is explained in great detail in my book, The 3-Season Diet.
Body Type Qualities
Below are the 3 body types or doshas of Ayurveda. According to Ayurvedic medicine, prevention is dictated by the unique requirements of your body type. Because we are unique, what we eat, how we exercise, when we sleep, and even where we prefer to live, will be different from one person to the next.
The best and most healthful practices for each individual can be better understood by knowing one’s body type.
Why do Body Types matter?
In Ayurveda, body types are the fundamental building blocks for diagnosis, treatment and maintenance for optimal health.
Knowing your body type is the first most critical step you can take to get in control of your health today.
Once you understand yourself, you can guide your life towards to the activities, foods, and solutions that make sense for you as an individual.
Your Body Type is as unique as you are, which is why we look at your individual body type profiles and not just your overall Vata, Pitta, or Kapha numbers.
Don’t settle for knowing you are a Vata, or even a Vata-Pitta; you’re a multi-layered person with strengths and various Dosha compositions in all the different aspects of your life.
Understanding yourself is key to your ability to handle stress, interact with others and develop a unprecedented harmony in your life.