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What mind-body type are you?

Get a grip on your
mind-body type

This test is designed to get a grip on your unique mind-body type which makes you you.

Ayurveda aims to help a healthy person to maintain health and a diseased person to regain health. In order to heal you should start to know yourself. Consequently, you could see Ayurveda mainly as a science of self-knowledge. This personalized approach to health helps you to understand your mind-body type (Dosha) which supports you to make the best choices in diet, exercise, yoga practice, supplements and all other aspects of your lifestyle. It is said that the practice of Ayurveda promotes human happiness, health, and creative growth.

About the self-test

Ayurveda has categorized three main mind-body types, called Doshas. The Doshas identify your state of mind and body. These constitutions are a combination of two elements that are naturally are prone to each other. They are named Vata (Ether & Air), Pitta (Fire & Water) and Kapha (Water & Earth). In total there are seven possible combinations of the Doshas. You may – for example – find out that you have mostly Pitta qualities and secondary Vata characteristics. In this case, you will have a Pitta-Vata constitution and you should, therefore (depending on the situation and especially the season you are in) take care of both. Most of you will have one or two Doshas predominant, but there are also a few with a birth constitution where all three Doshas are equal.

One of the main tools in Ayurveda is the principle of “like increases like”. This means that when one of the Doshas is out of balance you should look at what qualities (Gunas) are out of balance and then bring in the opposite quality (Guna).

At the end of the test, you will know what mind-body type you are and we will give you a detailed description of your unique characteristics and you will be ready to enter the world of Ayurveda.

This self-test is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians or Ayurvedic practitioners. The reader should consult an Ayurvedic practitioner or physician when in doubt in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

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