BODY-MIND TYPE CHART

AYURVEDIC BODY-MIND TYPE CHART

Put a 1 next to all that apply to you and then add up your totals.














 

Description

VATA

 

 

Body Frame

Thin, irregular, very short, or very tall

 

 

Weight

Hard to gain, easy to lose

 

 

Skin

Cold, dark, and sallow; tans easily

 

 

Hair

Dry, frizzy, thin, dark

 

 

Eyes

Brown, gray, violet, or unusual color; small

 

 

Nails

Dry, grayish, ridged

 

 

Appetite

Irregular

 

 

Evacuation

Constipated, irregular, small quantity

 

 

Sweat

Scanty

 

 

Stamina

Poor, exertive

 

 

Sleep

Erratic, light

 

 

Temperament

Fearful, indecisive, nervous, perceptive

 

 

Memory

Learns quickly, forgets quickly

 

 

Speech

Erratic, talkative

 

 

Spirituality

Spiritually disciplined

 

 

Dreams

Flying, fearful, erratic

 

 

Sexuality

Cold, variable

 

 

Climate

Dislike dryness and cold

 

 

 

Dislike routine

 

 

 

Difficulty making up mind, changes mind easily

 

 

 

Restless and active, likes movement

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PITTA

 

 

 

Body Frame

Medium, proportionate, toned

 

 

Weight

Easy to gain, easy to lose

 

 

Skin

Warm, light and reddish, sunburns easily

 

 

Hair

Straight, fine, reddish; premature balding or graying

 

 

Eyes

Green, hazel, light brown, almond-shaped

 

 

Nails

Clear well-formed, pliable

 

 

Appetite

Intense

 

 

Evacuation

Loose, regular, large quantity

 

 

Sweat

Profuse

 

 

Stamina

Moderate, driven

 

 

Sleep

Moderate, light

 

 

Temperament

Angry, intelligent, arrogant, successful

 

 

Memory

Learns quickly, forgets slowly

 

 

Speech

Decisive, articulate

 

 

Spirituality

Tendency to material success

 

 

Dreams

Fiery, violent, intense

 

 

Sexuality

Hot intense

 

 

Climate

Prefer cold and well ventilated places

 

 

 

Enjoy planning and organizing, especially if self-initiated

 

 

 

See things clearly, make up mind rapidly

 

 

 

Likes competition

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAPHA

 

 

 

Body Frame

Heavy, broad, evenly-proportioned

 

 

Weight

Easy to gain, hard to lose

 

 

Skin

Cool, fair and oily, tans easily

 

 

Hair

Oily, wavy, thick blonde, black, or dark brown

 

 

Eyes

Black, blue, dark brown, big; sensual

 

 

Nails

Square, white, even

 

 

Appetite

Consistent

 

 

Evacuation

Slow, regular, moderate quantity

 

 

Sweat

Moderate

 

 

Stamina

Excellent, lackadaisical

 

 

Sleep

Long, deep

 

 

Temperament

Greedy, calm, stable, stubborn

 

 

Memory

Learns slowly, forgets slowly

 

 

Speech

Slow cautious

 

 

Spirituality

Fundamentally material

 

 

Dreams

Watery, sensual, long sequences

 

 

Sexuality

Warm, enduring

 

 

Climate

Tolerate most climates, dislikes humidity

 

 

 

Works well with routine

 

 

 

Takes time making up mind, sticks with decision

 

 

 

Calm and likes leisure activity

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

After adding up the totals, you will have a good idea as to what your primary, secondary and tertiary body-mind constitution (dosha) consists of, thereby dictating what diet recommendations, herbal remedies and lifestyle changes will be needed to bring balance back into your life. 

Copyright 2012 Gotham Ayurveda/Kenneth Michael Ferranti