The 3 Dosha Types in Ayurveda

Below is a description, in summary, of the three dosha types. Compare it against your responses in the Ayurvedic body type quiz in the magazine. Below you will find out more about your dosha type.



Vata Dosha

People of this Dosha type have a lean or delicate body build with fine hair and dry skin. Generally, Vata is very vibrant and energetic. They also have very inventive and creative minds. However, their mood can be quite unpredictable at times.

Although Vata Doshas are quick learners, their long-term memory is not that good. Since they are flexible at decision-making, they will seldom be stressed or anxious. Vata dosha is usually live around people and quick to speak. But, they can be lighthearted at times.


Vata Dosha is good at multi-tasking, but they can also be very sensitive. They also find it hard to fall and/or stay asleep.



Pitta Dosha

These ones have a relatively medium build with fair muscle development. They have a passion for leadership and are not afraid to speak up and take charge. Pitta dosha tends to be quite protective when provoked and is fierce opponents.


However, they have a knack for building connections and make very good friends. Pitta dosha is often honest and straight to the point. Although they may seem intimidating, Pitta dosha is very social beings.


They can be quite determined and don’t give up easily. They have bursts of energy to take on challenges. Their sleep patterns are moderate. Although they don’t struggle to fall asleep, they can’t stay asleep for long durations.



Kapha Dosha

Thick bones and solid stature can identify Kapha Dosha. They are usually calm, collected and slow to anger, and therefore, not easily provoked. They are loving and caring, and this makes them good acquaintances.


However, Kapha Dosha is often conservative and learn slowly with a high level of retention. They fall and stay asleep without struggling. Although they move slowly, they are very purposeful and enterprising people.


Most people will relate freely to Kapha Dosha due to their easygoing personality. They can be shy, however, and even depressed if it is too much.


Now I know My Dosha Type, What’s Next?

We believe that after taking the Ayurvedic Body Type Quiz you figured out your Dosha type. Now try to adjust your diet and maintain a lifestyle that matches your dosha type.

The following are General guidelines for each Dosha type.


Tips For Vata Dosha

  • Maintain healthy habits, eat and go to bed at the same time.

  • Get enough rest and choose warm, nutritious and easy to digest food. Sweet berries, fruits, beans, rice, and all kinds of nuts will serve as an excellent choice for Vata Dosha.

  • The intensity of exercise should be average. Yoga, Tai Chi, hiking and swimming are equally good. Avoid stressful and extreme (at the limit of your capabilities) training.

Tips For Pitta Dosha

  • It is important to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

  • Avoid fried and spicy food.

  • Eliminate alcohol, nicotine, workaholism and overheating.

  • Eat fresh vegetables, sweet and juicy fruit and berries, such as cherries, mangoes, cucumbers, watermelons and avocados.

  • Eat more salads with dark greens, such as arugula, dandelion, and kale.

  • Avoid conflict.

  • Cultivate virtues such as honesty, morality, kindness, generosity, and self-control.

Tips For Kapha Dosha

  • Since Kapha is prone to slowness, depression and weight gain, daily activity should become a solid foundation for you.

  • It is recommended to stay at home less and try to look for new activities.

  • Be receptive to useful changes and aware of the actions that increase vital activity.

  • Choose light, warm food with spices.

  • Ginger tea with lemon is good for Kapha Dosha people.

  • Avoid harmful heavy oils and refined carbs.

  • Eat a sufficient amount of spices such as black pepper, ginger, cumin, chili, and more dark bitter greens.

In Conclusion

Learning your ayurvedic body type is not only essential in sustaining good health but also nurturing your body’s inner intelligence. This understanding will guide you in making the sanest decision matters your health and wellbeing. Ayurveda appreciates that your body and mind are inextricably integrated. For every activity that the brain processes, the body produces a corresponding reaction. For instance, a flux of neurotransmitters and hormones is triggered in the central nervous system by happy thoughts such as love and compassion. I hope the above Ayurvedic body type quiz has cleared your doubts.


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