Take This Test to Learn Your Prakriti (Ayurvedic Constitution) Knowing your Prakriti can help you m aintain

optim al health. Circles the answer that best describe you. Answer the questions based on your overall, lifelong tendencies and not according to tem porary or recent conditions. Note: Even a thoughtful test cannot take the place of an evaluation by a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. The results of this test m ay give a good indication of the prim ary doshas in your Prakriti but the evaluation of your practitioner m ay be m ore accurate. Doesn't apply 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Som ewhat applies 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Quality 1. My lifelong tendency has been to be thin and lanky 2. I find having a routine in life to be challenging 3. My skin tends to be rough and dry, even if I don't live in a dry, arid clim ate (but especially if I do) 4. My joints are fairly prom inent 5. My teeth are protruded and/or crooked 6. My hair is kinky, curly and tends to be dry or frizzy 7. It is usually easy for m e to lose weight and I usually have difficulty gaining weight 8. Usually in m y life I enjoy hot weather 9. I tend to dislike wind 10. I tend to dislike dry 11. I have a m edium build with m edium bone structure 12. I enjoy com petitive activities and enjoy physical or intellectual challenges 13. My teeth are m edium -sized and/or a little yellow (stained doesn't count) 14. I have fair skin which easily sunburns 15. I have a lot of m oles or freckles 16. I am or am becom ing bald, I have grayed early, or I have thin or fine hair 17. Chili peppers, tom atoes and spicy food in general tends to cause m e digestive distress, including heartburn or stom achache or loose stools, (even if I really enjoy the taste and am attracted to these things) 18. I prefer a cool clim ate to a warm one 19. I dislike heat, especially hum id heat and feel easily fatigued by it 20. I have a sharp, intelligent, aggressive m ind 21. I have a sturdy constitution with a large bone structure 22. I enjoy having a routine in life 23. My teeth are large, straight and white 24. My hair is a little wavy, thick and lustrous 25. My eyes are large and luxurious 26. I enjoy sleep and generally sleep deeply 27. I gain weight easily and have difficulty losing weight 28. My appetite is slow and steady 29. I tolerate m ost clim ates well but usually in m y life I have preferred warm weather 30. My energy and stam ina are consistent. W hen I have a lot to do I do it at a pace that I can m aintain for a long tim e


you should take the higher two out of three scores as your dom inant types). Divide each section score by the sum of all three scores.com /constitutions/dual_dosha.com /constitutions/kapha. but they are not all over 30%.htm l Find out m ore about Pitta at http://banyanbotanicals.htm l If only one of your scores is above 20%. This will be your score for that Prakriti (note: a score of 0.35 equals a percentage score of 35%).Scoring Add the num bers you circled for each of the questions above and record the results below.htm l Find out m ore about Kapha at http://banyanbotanicals. then this is your constitutional type.htm l If two or m ore of your scores are 20% or higher. (If all three of your scores are over 20%.htm . Find out m ore at http://banyanbotanicals. Prakriti Vata (questions 1-10) Pitta (questions 11-20) Kapha (questions 21-30) Points / / / Sum = = = Score If all three of your scores are 30% or higher.com /constitutions/tri_dosha. you have a Tri Dosha constitution Find out m ore at http://banyanbotanicals. you have a Dual Dosha constitution. Find out m ore about Vata at http://banyanbotanicals.com /constitutions/pitta.com /constitutions/vata.

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