Deepak Chopra & Chopra Center's Dosha Quiz Part 1(As featured on Oprah

Winfrey's OWN)



*From the five elements, the three doshas are derived—Vata,Pitta, and
Kapha. Known as mind-body types, the doshas express particular patterns of
energy—unique blends of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics.*

In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between
mind, body, and environment. It is possible for each of us to achieve and
maintain a vibrant and joyful state of health by identifying our mind-body
type and then creating a lifestyle that sustains and nurtures our unique
nature. Take the Dosha Quiz and determine: “What’s my dosha?” If more
than one quality is applicable in each characteristic, choose the one that
applies the most.

*The Chopra Center Dosha Quiz gives you an inquiry into the proportion of
each of the three principles – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha -- within your
unique mind body constitution. Your score in Part 1 of the dosha quiz
reflects your basic nature.* These characteristics tend to change slowly
over your lifetime.

The principle that received the highest number of checks is the most
predominant force in your overall mind body make-up. The principle that
received the next highest number of checks is the secondary force in your
constitution. The lowest scoring principle, while still an active force in
your mind body physiology, is the least dominant in your particular

This part of the quiz gathers information about your basic nature—the way
you were as a child or the basic patterns that have been true most of your
life. If you developed an illness in childhood or as an adult, think of how
things were for you before that illness. If more than one quality is
applicable in each characteristic, choose


how do you know your ayurvedic type

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