The 3 Doshas – Key to your Individual Nature
Have you ever wondered what actually accounts for differences in people? Why are some people hyperactive and fast moving, while others exude grace and stillness? Why can some people eat a five-course meal with ease, while others can barely finish a salad? Why are some people inherently joyous, while others carry the weight of the world on their shoulders? Modern genetics offers some insight, but what about the characteristics and idiosyncrasies that make every person unique? Ayurveda answers all of these questions with the Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
The doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfilment.
The doshas derive from the Five Elements and their related properties. Vata is composed of Space and Air, Pitta of Fire and Water, and Kapha of Earth and Water.
Here are some questions regarding the way you behave, feel and act. Each question has three options from which you can select only one. Try to decide whether the answers you opt for represents your usual way of feeling or acting. The whole questionnaire shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
There are no right or wrong answers, and this isn’t a test of intelligence or ability, but simply a measure of your wholesome Individual Nature which reflects your current Dosha and hence, giving a clear idea of what diet, medicines or activities should be prescribed to a particular Individual depending on the results. Be sure not to omit any questions.