What is My Mind/Body Type?

Ayurveda offers a framework for understanding individual differences and how to harmonize with them to maintain balance in the face of change in order to enjoy a long, vital life. These differences are captured by the Sanskrit word Prakriti, which means manifest Nature. Individual Prakriti is most simply described as a proportion of the three Doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which respectively reflect movement, metabolism and structure in mind and body.

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Prakriti Assessment Questionnaire

When selecting your responses, think about what has been most generally true about you over the long term.

Body-Related Items
Please indicate the degree to which the following statements apply to you Strongly
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My joints make cracking sounds when I move 1
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I am very strong by nature 1
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I am experiencing hair loss (e.g., balding, receding hairline or thinning) 1
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Especially in winter, my skin tends to get dry, rough or cracked 1
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My skin is soft and oily 1
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I sunburn easily 1
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I have poor endurance 1
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My hair is turning gray too early in life 1
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I have many spots (like moles or freckles) on my skin 1
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I get chilled easily, particularly in my hands or feet 1
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I sweat a lot 1
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Once I get started with physical activity, I can continue for a long time 1
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My weight is below average 1
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I gain weight easily 1
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Mind-Related Items
Please indicate the degree to which the following statements apply to you Strongly
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Others find me sweet, friendly, gentle, kind and affectionate 1
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I'm patient with others 1
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I am quick to learn, but often quick to forget 1
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It takes me some time to fall asleep 1
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My sleep is heavy and sound 1
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My speech is slow and sweet 1
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I often have trouble making decisions 1
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Regardless of what happens, I'm generally calm 1
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I can be argumentative 1
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I tend to be moody 1
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I am scatterbrained 1
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I am a perfectionist 1
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When stressed, I'm prone to get excited or worry 1
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If something upsets me, I'm quick to anger 1
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I'm well-organized 1
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I can be abrupt or sharp with others 1
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I'm often impatient 1
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I tend to be lazy and prone to procrastination 1
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I am slow to learn, but don't often forget 1
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Digestion-Related Items
Please indicate the degree to which the following statements apply to you Strongly
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My bowel habit is irregular. I am prone to constipation. 1
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If I'm not thinking about it, I can easily skip a meal. 1
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My bowel movements tend to be dry or hard 1
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My bowel movements are regular, generally once or twice a day 1
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I'm often thirsty 1
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My hunger is strong. I can't comfortably skip meals. 1
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Required Supportive Information

Your Gender Identity

Units of Measurement for both Weight and Height

Your Contact Information

Comments

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