Body Types

Please print this form and score to find your body type.

Part 1. Find your body-type (Prakriti)

How to use this chart
A. Give yourself one point against the personal quality that applies to you
B. Total up the score for each at the bottom
C. The dosha with the highest score gives your body-type. the next one gives your sub-dosha

Personal Qualities Vatta Score Pitta Score Kapha Score
BODY BUILD Thin, small or tall   Medium, compact   Stocky, large frame  
WEIGHT Light (underweight)   Ideal, medium   Overweight, Obese  
SKIN Dry, rough, cool, brownish   Reddish, warm   Pale, fair, cold, oily, smooth, watery  
HAIR Brown, dusky, sparse, thin, dry   Red, blonde, oily or balding, graying   Dark, oily, smoothe, thick, plentiful  
EYES Small, active   Sharp, penetrating, green, red, gray   Big attractive, black, blue, thick eyelashes  
FACE Thin, sharp features pointed   Square   Rounded, plump  
TEETH Irregular, protruding, fillings   Well set, bleeding gums   Strong, white, well formed  
APPETITE Variable, poor, irregular meals   Strong digestion, 'square' meals, irritable if skips a meal   Poor appetite, small meals, comfort eating  
THIRST Medium, variable   Always thirsty   Slight thirst  
BOWEL MOVEMENT Variable, dry, small, constipation   Loose, oily, soft, often frequent   Heavy thick slow bowel movement  
SLEEP Light, interrupted   Sound about 8 hours   Heavy, excessive, late riser  
SPEECH Fast broken   Sharp, precise, articulate powerful orator   Slow, sweet, few words  
ACTITVITY Hyperactive, irregular, erratic   Well organised, controlled   Slow, lethargic, graceful  
ENERGY Bursts, tires easily   Moderate endurance   Steady endurance, steady stamina  
MENTAL STATE Excitable, wavering, worrier. restless   Irritable, short tempered, under stress, intelligent, confident   Calm, unruffled, slow, tolerant  
MEMORY Good short term, poor long term   Intelligent, sharp   Slow to grasp but retains well  
HABIT Impulsive   Methodical, logical   Conservative  
DREAMS Fearful, pumping, flying objects   Fiery, colourful, passionate   Water, oceans, woods, romantic  
EMOTIONS Sentimental, loving, kind   Anger, egotism, jealous, joy, warmth when ok, passionate   Loving, forgiving, kind or possessive, greedy  
WORK ATTITUDE Enthusiastic, imaginative   Enterprising, leadership, aggressive   Indifferent, complacent, stubborn, dull  
FUTURE Unsure, insecure   Ambitious, determined goal   Not bothered take it as it comes  
TOTAL SCORE            

Your main Body type Dosha

Sub Dosha:
Or your main body-type (in the case of equal scores)
Vatta-Pitta, Vatta-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha, Vatta-Pitta-Kapha (well balanced)

Part 2. Balancing the Doshas

  Vatta Pitta Kapha
SIGNS OF INCREASED DOSHA Restlessness, anxiety, insomnia. wavering mind, twitching of muscles, hard stools and constipation, impaired sense of function, giddiness, dry skin, fatigue, fear, grief, palpitations. Short-temper, anger, thirst, burning sensation in skin, urine, eyes, insomnia, fever. acid indigestion, yellow discolouration of urine, bitter taste and excessive sweating, craving for cold foods and drinks. Heavy feeling in body, lethargy, slowness of mental faculties, pallor of skin, water retention in body, nausea, loss of appetite, water catarrh from nose and mouth, feelings of importance possessiveness, and greed.
CAUSES OF INCREASED DOSHA Dry, cold, pungent, bitter diet. traveling, excessive exercise (aerobics), irregular habits, late nights, mental shock, cigarette smoking, addicting drugs, alcohol, excessive tea and coffee. Exposure to sun, hot spicy foods and drinks, alcohol, excessive tea and coffee, anger, too much intellectual activity. Excessive sports and exercise. Cold damp weather, heavy meals, too much dairy and fatty foods, foods with sweet, sour, saline tastes, lack of exercise, sleeping in day- time, indifference.
DISEASE TENDENCY Stress,anxiety, headaches, arthritis, myalgia, ME, MS, epilepsy, mental disorder, irritable bowel/ bladder, anorexia, stroke, blood pressure, angina, sciatica and back problems, osteoporosis, accidents..Acid indigestion, stomach ulcers, gall stones, migraine, allergies, asthma, heart disease, heart attacks, blood disorders, colitis, piles, rheumatoid arthritis, eye problemsWater retention, premenstrual tension, oedema of feet, catarrh, depression (heavy type), heart disease / high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, some cancers, cysts.


Organize and 'ground' yourself regularly, relaxation breathing and meditation, ample rest / sleep, plenty of fluid / water / vitamin C, nourishing foods: milk, cheese, butter, green vegetables, fruits, regular daily massage with sesame seed oil.  

Organic Vata Balance Tea, Organic Ginger Pick Me Up Tea, Organic good Night Tea, Vata Balance Massage Oil, Ashwagandha tabs, Brahmi Tabs, Chyawanprash tonic

Reduce workload, take more frequent breaks (in nature. sea-side. mountains), meditation, reduce demands and expectations on self and others, learn anger management, foods with sweet and astringent tastes, cold drinks, milk. water, pulses, green vegetables, massage with coconut oil or almond oil.

Organic Pitta Balance Tea, Pitta Balance Oil, Brahmi tabs, Amla tablets, Chyawanprash tonic, Turmeric Latte

Need stimulation and motivation, increase activity, vigorous exercise gradually graded. Beneficial foods: tea and coffee, spice teas, black pepper, cardamom, basil, camomile, cinnamon, ginger, lemon, eat garlic in food. Control weight, regular fasting, regular deep tissue massage with sesame seed oil, warm environment, eat small meals.

Organic Kapha Balance Tea, Kapha balance massage oil, Tulsi Yoga Tea, Ginger Pick me Up Tea, Turmeric Latte with Black Pepper and Spice. Trifala guggul tablets

PACIFYING HERBS, OILS, TASTES Herbs: Rose hips, ginseng, ginger. caraway, coriander, oregano, parsley, sage. Aromatherapy oils: basil, orange, rose-geranium, lavender, neroli, patchouli, frankincense. Tastes: Sweet. sour, salt Herbs: fennel, licorice, mint, basil, camomile, coriander. Aromatherapy oils: sandalwood, mint, lavender, jasmine, cinnamon, ylang-ylang. Tastes: Sweet, bitter, astringent. Herbs: ginger, cloves, black pepper, calendula, caraway, coriander, oregano, parsley, sage. Aromatharapy oils: Eucalyptus, clove, mustard oil, camphor, marjoram, juniper, bergamot. Tastes: bitter, pungent, astringent.