The foundation for Ayurvedic medicine recognizes that each individual is different and thus offers a very unique approach to health and wellbeing. Offering a true holistic mind-body approach, the knowledge of Ayurveda stems from the five elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth; which are found within the external environment and also within human physiology.

The five elements come together to form the three doshas. The doshas are types of energies that are found in the body and in the environment. The three doshas are vata, pitta, and kapha.

Read: The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda

Each dosha has different qualities associated with it. All of these qualities can be seen within the various functions of the human body. The health of your skin, hair, digestive system, nervous system, energy levels, and so much more is all governed by the doshas.

Determining Your Dosha

The biggest question most people have when it comes to Ayurveda is which dosha am I?

Here is a quiz that you can take to assess yourvikriti, or your current state of health. Knowing your vikriti helps you to understand which dosha is most imbalanced so that you can work towards finding balance.

Answer the questions based upon how you are feeling at the moment (or at least within the recent few weeks). In the case where more than one answer is applicable, select the one that is the most true for you.