Ayurveda, the “science of life,” is an ancient system of healing from India which believes that truly knowing who we are at our essence will help us to live our healthiest and happiest lives.
The first step to connecting to our Self lies in understanding our Prakriti or constitutional blueprint, a balance of the elements within us, that we are imprinted with even before birth.
This blueprint, says Ayurveda, is synthesized from the doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha: three bioenergies that exist in the cosmos as well as within us. Vata consists of ether and air, Pitta of fire and water, and Kapha from water and earth. Each one of us individually has a distinct ratio of the three doshas within us, and this impacts how and why we react to life in a way that is often different from those around us. When we understand our doshic balance, we can start to make choices that support our wellbeing: physical, mental, and spiritual, so that we live to thrive, not simply to survive.
Here’s a short and easy quiz to help you discover your dosha. We hope it inspires you to choose well. This quiz is for informational purposes only and is intended to be directional, not prescriptive. We’re thrilled to be part of this journey of knowing yourself better.
This quiz was developed in partnership with brand ambassador and ayurvedic practitioner, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn.