A questionnaire to download and fill out to get a better idea of what your constitution could be. Choose which is more like you in each section. At the end count up how many ticks for vata, pitta and kapha, which will show you what dosha/s is/are more predominant. Sometimes the vikruti (imbalances) can overshadow the results. But this questionnaire will give you a better insight into understanding your constitution.


Most people are a dual doshic eg.., vata/pitta, kapha/vata and kapha/pitta and sometimes tridoshic vata/pitta/kapha. This means that each person will have the qualities of the doshas in different proportions. Utilising ayurvedic principals to keep all the doshas in balance.


The space and air elements combine to form the vata dosha. Vata means it moves things. Vata rules movements, sensory functions, circulation, respiration and nerve conduction. It is the moving force behind pitta and kapha.

Vatas’ qualities are mobile, cold, dry, light, subtle and rough.

The person with predominately Vata in their constitution has lots of enthusiasm, many interests and a quick mind. Vata types are always on the go – physically and mentally.

Common signs of Vata imbalance include dryness such as constipation and dry skin and they are prone to anxiety and exhaustion.

It is important for Vata types to express their creativity and artistic inclinations.


Fire and water elements combine to form the Pitta dosha and represent transformation. It means to digest things. Pitta is the energy that responsible for metabolic activities and digestion.

Pittas’ qualities are hot, unpleasant/peculiar odour, liquid/fluidity, slightly oily/unctuous, sharp/intense, light, free flowing and mobile.

The balanced Pitta person is often a joyful character, charismatic, confident, sharp intellect, courageous and drive. Pitta types are often high achievers and ambitious.

They can be of fiery temperament. When the Pitta dosha is out of balance, they can have problems such as infections in the body, fevers, ulcers, heartburn, inflammation and rashes.


Kaphas’ qualities are water and earth elements combined. Kapha is solid holds things together. It lubricates, responsible for growth and it protects.

Kaphas’ qualities are sticky/slimy stable/firm, cold, wet, smooth/soft, slow/dull in action and heavy.

The balanced Kapha person has good health and mental peace. Kapha types are gentle, warm and loving people. Kapha types are patient, forgiving, good listeners and have strong stamina.

When they are out of balance they can overeat and often suffer from obesity, sinus congestion and mucus type conditions.