Your Body Type/Constitution(Prakriti)

“Vata in harmony is enthusiasm, normal breathing and movement, and proper elimination of malas ”
“Pitta in harmony has good vision and digestion, a normal temperature and hunger, and is happy and intelligent ”
“Kapha in harmony is oily, cohesive, steady, virile, strong, self- disciplined, patient, and without greed ”
– Charaka

Select the Options to Know Your Prakriti (Constitution)

1. How can you describe your body frame ?

  • Slender,narrow frame with delicate bones
  • Medium frame
  • Broad frame with large,solid bones

2. How can you describe your Joints ?

  • Joints are small, some times they make cracking noises
  • Flexible joints that are average in size
  • Broad and firm joints

3. Tick in for the type of musculature you have.

  • lean muscles,well defined veins and tendons.
  • Well defined musculature.
  • I can easily build up muscle and have a good layer of fat beneath my skin.

4. How best can you describe your skin?

  • Dry,thin,feels rough and cool to touch.
  • Soft,warm,and often moist.
  • Soft,moist to oily,cool and firm.

5. Describe your hair.

  • My hair is fine and tends to be dry.
  • My hair is fine and tends to be slightly oily.There may be signs of early graying or balding
  • My hair is lush,thick,dense,and slightly oily.

6. Describe your complexion.

  • My skin can have irregular pigmentation. It has tendency to tan easily.
  • My skin has a healthy blush,and I have freckles or moles
  • I have an even complexion.

7. Describe your nails.

  • My nails are dry, brittle and they can break easily.
  • My nails are flexible and soft.
  • My nails are thick, smooth and hard.

8. How best can you describe your lips?

  • My lips are dry and quite thin.
  • My lips are pink and soft.
  • My lips are pale, soft and full.

9. Describe your sweat and body odor.

  • I sweat very little.
  • I sweat easily and in large amounts.My body odor may become strong and unpleasant.
  • I do sweat,but I never notice much body odor.

10. Do you enjoy doing exercise? and how often do you feel the need to move?

  • I enjoy being active and find it hard to sit still. My movements are quick.
  • I enjoy good work out with a set goal and that requires precise and direct movements.
  • I am not always motivated to exercise,and find it easy and enjoyable to sit still for good amount of time.I prefer to move slowly rather than quickly.

11. How much do you weigh ?

  • I tend to have lower weight than average
  • My weight is average.
  • I have a well built body.

12. How easily do you loose or gain weight?

  • I can lose weight easily.
  • I can both gain and lose weight.
  • I can easily gain weight,which is then hard to lose.

13. What sort of climate do you cope with the best?

  • I prefer hot weather; I am very sensitive to cold and wind.
  • I find it difficult to tolerate heat and direct strong sunshine. I prefer cooler temperature.
  • I can tolerate both hot and cold weather. Warm temperatures are best. Dampness and cold can make me uncomfortable.

14. How would you describe your speech?

  • I am talkative and likely to speak fast.I am liable to mumble,and may be even stutter.
  • I can be expressive,and speak clearly and full of confidence.I have strong voice.
  • My speech is slow ,measured and steady.I have been told I sound soothing.

15. What types of food do you like to eat?

  • I prefer warm food and soups, I enjoy salty, sour and sweet food.
  • I prefer cold, sweet, and bitter food, Some times I enjoy salads and raw food.
  • I prefer warm food .sharp,dry,and light food suits me best.

16. How is your sleep? and what time do you wake up in the morning?

  • I am  a light sleeper. I tend to sleep less than average and to wake up early in the morning.
  • I sleep well and need about 6-8 hours of sleep.
  • I sleep deeply and restfully. I like to sleep for a long time, and then I find it difficult to wake up.

17. How would you describe your hunger?

  • My hunger varies,it can be either strong or weak. If I am distracted,I can easily forget I am hungry and skip meals.
  • My hunger is strong,regular and frequent. When I am hungry,I need to eat right away.
  • My hunger is regular,but generally weak. I am often not very hungry,especially in the morning,and can make do with two meals a day.

18. How would you describe your digestion,and how do you feel after eating a meal ?

  • My digestion varies. I can  feel full quickly,even though I was very hungry to start with.
  • I have a strong digestion.My hunger often comes back relatively quickly after a full meal.
  • My digestion takes time ,and it is better when I eat slowly.I can go a long time between meals without feeling hungry.

19. How frequent are your bowel movements ?

  • My bowel movements often are less than once per day.
  • My bowel movements often are more than once per day.
  • My bowel movements are regular.

20. What is the consistency of your stools?

  • My stools are dry and hard,and I am liable to have constipation and gas.
  •  My stools are soft and copious, and have a tendency to be loose or liquid.
  •  My stools are well formed and in moderate quantity.

21. How do you experience your emotions?

  • My mood can change quickly. I have strong likes and dislikes.
  • When provoked , my emotions are strong. I can forgive easily.
  • My mood is stable, I can sometimes come across as boring. Once I am upset, I find it hard to forgive.

22. How do you react to being stressed?

  • I get nervous and anxious,and I often feel insecure.
  • I am quick to anger and get irritated or impatient easily.
  • I usually remain calm and level headed. It takes a lot to get a reaction out of me.

23. How do you find learning new things?

  • I learn very quickly if I focus.
  • I have a sharp intellect and a good ability to focus.
  • It takes time to learn new things.

24. How would you describe your memory?

  • I have a very good short term memory. My long term memory is poor.
  • I generally remember things well.
  • Once I have learned some thing, I have excellent memory,especially in long term.

25. How would you describe your thoughts?

  • I can think quickly on my feet and often have many ideas. My attention  often wander sand I find it hard to focus on one single thing.
  • My thoughts are clear and distinct,and I prefer analytical thinking and planning.
  •  My thoughts tend to be thorough and methodical. I am slow to develop new ideas. I like to stay on one topic.

26. How well do you adapt to change?

  • I can adapt well to change-it suits my nature.
  • I approach change as a challenge that I can master.
  • I dislike change and find it hard to adapt.I prefer a steady routine.

27. How are your energy and endurance levels?

  • My energy comes easily and in quick,short bursts.
  • I have good energy and tend to push myself.
  • I am slow to get going ,but have good endurance.