What's my Dosha?

As Ayurveda becomes more mainstream many people through curiosity do an online Dosha quiz, which can cause more confusion than clarity. Firstly, lets address what is meant by this word Dosha, meaning (to spoil, ruin). It is made up of 2 of the 5 elements that are the forces of the universe: Fire, Water, Air, Space and Earth.

  • Vata (air and space)

  • Kapha (water and earth)

  • Pitta    (fire and water)

From a “dosha quiz” you may be one of or a mix of these, example pitta/vata, /kapha/pitta.

But what does this mean? It is purely a marketing tool to generate interest and should not be taken as a diagnosis.


An Ayurvedic consultation may use this method as one of many layers to find your constitution (praktriti) but also the current imbalance (vrikritti) which will include the dosha.


In summary, to find your dosha (the one that spoils/ruins) it is best to seek an Ayurvedic Practitioner or Doctor.