Prakriti test is an Ayurveda way of analyzing the type of your body or you can say body constitution. Vata, Pitta, Kapha.
Only when there is a change in the body’s physiological or psychological makeup does the sickness manifest. Knowing your Prakriti and the dos and don’ts linked with it makes you less susceptible to illnesses!
Use this quick Prakriti test to determine your body type. Adherence to the best diet (daily & seasonal) and routine (daily & seasonal) for oneself can then be planned properly.
Now, this Prakriti test is very useful as it gets you to know which doshas are predominant in your body. Ayurveda follows a simple line of treatment.
Avoid the cause of the disease or doshas and you cure yourself.
Ayurveda way of treating doshas is also very simple. Like, if you have Vata predominance then you have to just avoid things and work that increases Vata. Vata can be compared to air. Now, you can see for yourself that this implies dryness, roughness, light and so on.
Avoid these things and increase the intake of things having qualities of other doshas; either pitta or Kapha (whichever is less in your Prakriti test).
Read the table below and choose the best option that suits you. Then write points under each dosha- Vata, pitta, kapha. Take some time and carefully tick against all the traits.
Candid confessions would give you a correct analysis of your body type. We have tried to make this Prakriti test as simple as possible for your convenience. But this doesn’t mean that the originality is disturbed.
|Fingernails||Cracking, dry & thin||Pink, soft, medium||Wide, white, thick|
|Hair||Thin, dry, brittle||Grey, bald, straight||Silk, smooth, thick|
|Weight||Low & bony|
Difficulty in putting weight
|Medium & muscular|
Can gain & lose weight easily
Difficult to lose weight
|Bowel movements||Small, hard, gas frequently, constipated||Loose & burning||Moderate & solid|
|Bone structure||Light, small bones; prominent joints||Medium bone structure||Large, broad shoulders|
|Hair colour||Dull, black, brown||Red, light brown, yellow||brown|
|Texture of skin||Dry, pigmented, aged||Freckles, moles, redness/rashes, acne||Soft, glowing, youthful|
|Shape of face||Long, thin, angular||Heart-shaped, pointed chin||Large, round, full|
|Complexion||Dark, tans easily||Fair skin, sunburns easily||White, pale, tans evenly|
|Eyes||Small, dry, unsteady||Red/green/cat’s eye||Wide, white|
|Blinking of eyes||excessive||moderate||More or less stable|
|Eyelashes||Small, dry||Thin, few||More firm, long, oily|
|Cheeks||Wrinkled, sunken||Small, flat||Rounded, plump|
|Medium, soft||Large, smooth|
|Irregular, protruding teeth, receding gums||Medium-sized teeth, reddish gums||Big, white, strong teeth, heavy gums|
|Skin||dry||Cherished, wrinkled||Oily, smooth|
|Nose||Cracked, narrow, small||Pointed, average||Round, large, open nostrils|
|Voice||Weak, stammering||Commanding, sharp||Soft, sweet, resonating|
|Appetite||Irregular||Strong, sharp||Constant, poor|
|Thirst||High, non-persistent||High, persistent||scanty|
|Joints||Unstable, noise on movement||Loose, moderately hidden||Firm, compact, concealed, strong|
|Foot||Unstable, rough, cracked||reddish||Nothing specific|
|Food habits||Eats much & swiftly||Excessive hunger eats much||Eats slowly, less hunger|
|Groups of taste desired||Sweet, salt, sour||Sweet, bitter, astringent||Pungent, bitter, astringent|
|Lifestyle orientation||Fashion oriented||Business-oriented||Family-oriented|
|Temperament||Nervous, fearful||Irritable, impatient||Easy going|
|Speech||Quick, unclear, talkative||Precise, argues||Slow, monotonous|
|Sleep pattern||Less, disturbed||moderate||Sleepy, lazy|
|Memory||Grasps quickly, forgets easily||Sharp & clear||Slow to learn, never forgets|
|Beliefs||Radical, changing||Leader, goal-oriented||Loyal, constant|
|Sexual drive||Romantic, quick to release||Strong, active, intense||Slow, tender, passionate|
|Emotions||Enthusiastic, full of worries||Warm, angry||Calm, attached|
|Mind||Quick, adaptable||Penetrating, critical||Slow, lethargic|
|Dreams||Flying, anxious||Colourful, fighting||Few, romantic|
|Which bothers you most||Cold, dry||Heat, sun||Cold, damp|
- You are allergic to any food—-Yes or No
- You are—– vegetarian or non-vegetarian or both
Give one point to each trait. Now, count your points.
The trait with the maximum number of points is your main Prakriti and the second one in line is your adjoining Prakriti. So, you may be…
If you are not able to make out what should be your routine and diet according to your Prakriti; you may contact us and we may plan your individualized diet and lifestyle chart.