Prakruti - Dosha Test 

(Print this form and fill out and bring to your Caring Hands Ayurvedic appointment.) 

Determining Your Prakruti - Test 1 - Part 1

This test will determine your Ayurvedic Dosha based on the answers you supply. Each set of questions has three options. You should select the best option that describes you. You can only select one out of the three.

MIND - EMOTIONS - BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT

I am

____ 1. Flexible, optimistic

____ 2. Ambitious, practical, intense

____ 3. Calm, peaceful, solicitous

I consider myself as:

____ 1. Lively, intuitive,

____ 2. Motivated, perceptive, warm

____ 3. Resilient, content, loyal, slow

My acquaintances describe me as:

____ 1. Enthusiastic, changeable

____ 2.Friendly, independent, courageous, discriminating

____ 3. Deliberate, relaxed, compassionate

My friends describe me as:

____ 1. An initiator

____ 2. A good leader, goal-oriented, competitive

____ 3. Patient, nurturing, stable

My memory is

____1. Quick to remember-and to forget. (Best in the short term)

____ 2. Average, clear, distinct (Good overall)

____ 3. Slow to remember and to forget (Best in the long term)

My thinking style is

____ 1. Restless, quick

____ 2. Organized, efficient, accurate

____ 3. Slow, methodical, exacting

I process information

____ 1. Quickly

____ 2. At medium speed

____ 3. Slowly

My creativity level is

____ 1. Filled with ideas, but tends to follow through poorly

____ 2. Inventive in many areas, with good follow-through

____ 3. Best in the field of business

Under stress I become

____ 1. Anxious, insecure, tense, and sigh and hyperventilate

____ 2. Aggressive, angry, irritable, headachy, nauseated

____ 3. Lethargic, dull, in denial

I dream of

____ 1. Activity, running, flying, frightening things

____ 2. Violence, fire, anger, passion, the sun

____ 3. Romance, sentimentality, water and snow

My speech pattern is

____ 1. Fast, talkative (Quick, often imaginative or excessive)

____ 2. Precise, convincing (Clear, precise, detailed, well-organized)

____ 3. Slow, monotoned, melodic (Soothing, rich with moments of silence)

My voice sounds

____ 1. High pitched, fast, dissonant, weeping

____ 2. Medium pitched, sharp, laughing

____ 3. Low pitched, melodious, slow, monotone, pleasant, deep

My lifestyle is

____ 1. Highly active

____ 2. Active

____ 3. Rather inactive

My spending habits are

____  1. Wasteful, can't save, throw money away on trifles

____  2. Moderate, can save, but spend money on luxuries

____  3. Thrifty, accumulate wealth but spend money on food

My sex drive is

____  1. Frequent, either in very high or very low gear

____  2. Moderate frequency, but passionate and domineering

____  3. Infrequent, constant or cyclic, loyal and devoted

Regarding temperature and weather:

____  1. I dislike weather that is cold, windy, dry. I am comfortable in the heat.

____  2. I dislike weather that is hot, with strong sun. I perspire easily. I thrive in winter.

____  3. I dislike weather that is cool and damp. I tolerate extremes well.

Determining Your Prakruti - Test 1 - Part 2

MIND - EMOTIONS - BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT

When making decisions I am

____  1. Unsure

____  2. Quick and decisive

____  3.Deliberate

Emotionally, I

____  1. Worry, am anxious, moody, and emotional

____  2. Get angry and irritated easily

____  3. Stay calm, complacent, get angry slowly

I love

____  1. Traveling, art, esoteric subjects

____  2. Sports, politics, luxury

____  3. Good food

The pace of my activity is

____  1. Fast

____  2. Medium speed, intense

____  3. Slow, steady

When threatened, I become

____  Fearful, anxious

____  Angry, irritable, fights

____  Indifferent, withdraws

My taste preference is:

____  Oily, heavy, sweet, soupy, salty, sour

____  Medium, light, sweet, warm, bitter, astringent

____  Dry, light, low-fat, sweet, pungent

My mental tendencies are:

____  Questions, theorizes

____  Judgmental or artistic

____  Stable, and logical

My pulse can be described as

____  Thready, slithering

____  Moderate, jumping

____  Slow and graceful

My resting pulse rate is:

____  1. Women: 80-100, Men: 70-80

____  2. Women: 70-80, Men: 60-70

____  3. Women: 60-70, Men: 50-60

I generally eat

____  1. Quickly

____  2. Moderately fast

____  3. Slowly

My sleep is most often

____  1. Interrupted, light

____  2. Sound, moderate

____  3. Deep, long. I am slow to waken.

I am most sensitive to

____  1. Noise

____  2. Bright light

____  3. Strong odors

My way of learning is

____  1. To learn quickly. I enjoy more than one thing at a time. I can lose focus.

____  2. To focus sharply, discriminate. I finish what I start.

____  3. To take my time. I tend to be methodical.

I learn new material best by

____  1. Listening to a speaker

____  2. Reading or using visual aids

____  3. Associating it with another memory

If there was one trait to best describe me, it would be

____  1. Vivacious (lively, active, spirited and full of life)

____  2. Determined

____  3. Easygoing

Regarding my relationships, I

____  1. Easily adapt to different kinds of people

____  2. Often choose friends on the basis of their values

____  3. Am slow to make new friends but am forever loyal.

My family and friends might prefer me to be more

____  1. Settled

____  2.Tolerant

____  3. Enthusiastic

Determining Your Prakruti - Test 1 - Part 3

BODY CHARACTERISTICS AND FUNCTIONS ASSESSMENT

Compared to others of my height, I have

____   1. Smaller bones

____   2. Average size bones

____   3. Larger bones

My height is

____   1. Above to below average

____   2. Average

____   3. Average to tall

My muscles are

____   1. Wiry, undeveloped

____   2. Moderately developed

____   3. Solid, stocky, well developed

My weight is

____   1. Below average, I lose weight easily

____   2. Medium, able to lose or gain weight

____   3. Above average, I gain weight easily

Most of my fat is located

____   1. Around my waist

____   2. Evenly over my body

____   3. Around the hips and thighs

My skin is

____   1. Dry, flaky, thin, rough, cool to touch

____   2. Delicate, sensitive, with freckles or moles, warm to touch, glowing

____   3. Oily, thick, smooth, soft to touch

My complexion (compared with others of my race) is

____   1. Darker

____   2. More reddish, freckled, or yellowish

____   3. Lighter or pale

My hair is

____   1. Dry, brittle, thin, coarse, brown, black

____   2. Fine and straight, blond, red, graying early or balding

____   3. Oily, thick, luxuriant, wavy or curly, dark brown, black

My eyebrows are

____   1. Thin, dry, and firm

____   2. Medium

____   3. Thick, large, firm, bushy, oily

My eyes are

____   1. Small, nervous, dry, black or brown

____   2. Sharp, bright, sensitive to light, gray or green, with a penetrating gaze

____   3. Big, calm, blue, with a loving gaze

My teeth are

____   1. Big, crooked or protruding, with thin receding gums

____   2. Medium-sized, yellowish and soft, with tender gums

____   3. Strong and white with healthy gums

My nose is

____   1. Uneven in shape, small, thin

____   2. Long and pointed

____   3. Short, rounded, thick, oily

My lips are

____   1. Dry, thin, dark

____   2. Soft, pink, red, or yellowish

____   3. Oily and smooth, large, thick and firm, pale

My veins are

____   1. Prominent

____   2. Somewhat visible

____   3. Not visible

My shoulders are

____   1. Narrow and slope downward

____   2. Medium-sized

____   3. Broad, firm, developed

Determining Your Prakruti - Test 1 - Part 4

BODY CHARACTERISTICS AND FUNCTIONS ASSESSMENT

My hips are

____   1. Narrow

____   2. Medium width

____   3. Wide

My hands are

____   1. Small, dry, cool, with small, long fingers

____   2. Medium-sized, moist, warm, pink

____   3. Large, oily, cool, firm

My joints are

____   1. Thin, small, and make cracking noises

____   2. Moderate in size, soft and loose

____   3. Large, well lubricated and well knit

My nails are

____   1. Dry, rough, brittle, and break easily

____   2. Flexible, pink, and lustrous

____   3. Thick, smooth, shiny, and hard

My perspiration is

____   1. Scanty with no odor

____   2. Heavy with strong odor

____   3. Moderate or heavy with pleasant odor

My appetite is

____   1. Irregular, with skipped meals

____   2. Strong, must eat regular meals

____   3. Constant, but can skip meals

My sleep pattern is

____   1. Irregular, light, interrupted, 5-7 hours a night

____   2. Sound and even, 6-8 hours a night

____   3. Prolonged and deep, difficult to wake up

My gait is

____   1. Quick, short steps

____   2. Medium pace, purposeful

____   3. Slow and graceful

My energy or endurance is

____   1. Low, energy comes in spurts, then need to rest

____   2. Is moderate or high. I can push myself too hard.

____   3. Good, long-lasting

My bowel movements are

____   1. Dry, hard, constipation

____   2. Soft, oily, loose

____   3. Heavy, slow, thick

NAME:            _________________

PHONE:            _________________

DATE:            _________________

TOTALS:

Vata                         ___________

Pita                         ___________

Kapha            ___________