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tridosham assessment for rowthu

Prakrti: Pitta

Your prakrti, the physical constitution with which you were born, is
pure Pitta. This is an unchanging characteristic and represents your
natural, normal state of being. Let's take a look at some of the common
qualities of Pitta-predominant individuals.

Physically, Pitta individuals tend to be of medium build. A balanced,
proportional physique is the hallmark of a Pitta. In fact, medium pretty
much sums up the physical characteristics of a typical Pitta-predominant

A medium-sized head resting on a sturdy neck marks the Pitta. Other
facial characteristics include:

Green, hazel, amber, gray, or blue eyes with reddish eyeballs:
sharp, penetrating, of medium size, and evenly placed
A medium-sized nose, sometimes reddish or veiny
Medium pink or red lips, with a tendency to cold sores
Teeth even, yellowish, and cavity-prone in gums that bleed often
Medium, evenly-shaped ears, often red and warm
Thin, soft, fine, straight hair, usually red, blond, or light brown
A tendency to gray prematurely or to go bald at an early age

Pittas tend to be well developed physically. Though average in height
and build, they can often be quite athletic. Other physical
characteristics of the typical Pitta include:

Well proportioned arms, legs, hands, and feet
Sturdy, flexible joints
Even, oval-shaped nails that bend, red nail beds
A balanced chest and shoulders, with medium-sized shoulders and hips
Fair skin of medium thickness, with a tendency to freckles
Sunburns easily, moles common
Fine, light body hair
A tendency toward skin problems, including rashes, dryness or
oiliness in patches, acne
Skin warm to the touch

Pittas can usually gain or lose weight at will. When they do gain weight
it tends to be distributed evenly, especially in the chest area. One
very prominent characteristic of Pittas is a strong digestive system.
They are usually hard-charging and competitive, with a tendency toward
anger and aggressiveness. Pitta is the fire dosha.

This is the physical constitution (prakrti) with which you were born. It
gives you some idea of your tendencies, and your physical strengths and
weaknesses. Now let's take a look at your current dosha state to see if
you are balanced or imbalanced.
Vikrti: Kapha Imbalance

Vikrti is a state of imbalance in which one of the three bodily humors
or doshas is excessive. In your case, you have an excess of the Kapha
dosha. Kapha is the water dosha (a mix of water and earth).

Ayurveda lists some twenty diseases that are caused by imbalanced Kapha.
Because the negative tendencies of Kapha are lethargy, drowsiness, and
accumulation, the Kapha-related illnesses stem from such behavior, as
well as from excessive liquid intake.

Kapha ailments include:

Drowsiness and excessive sleep
Laziness, lethargy, and heaviness of the body
Excess mucous production and excess bodily excretion
Obesity, anorexia nervosa, indigestion
Mucous around the heart or in the throat
Edema, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, sinus congestion, hay fever
Hypertension, atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries)

As you can see, Kapha's earth element causes illnesses related to lack
of movement (whether of the body or the digestive system). Kapha's water
element causes illnesses related to accumulation of fluids, such as
edema and excess mucous. Naturally, lack of activity and cold, damp
environments aggravate Kapha ailments. For example:

Drinking with meals
Sleeping too much and not exercising enough
Eating too many sweets or mucous forming foods

The best treatment for a Kapha imbalance is to get off your butt and get
to work. Get out of bed! No more than eight, and preferably closer to
six, hours of sleep is the rule. Get some physical and mental exercise.
Eat a very light breakfast, if at all, a big lunch (followed by a brisk
walk), and a moderate evening meal. One day a week, fast.

Stick to bitter, pungent, and astringent foods. Don't drink with meals
and, in fact, drink less. An occasional trip to the sauna or a warm bath
to promote sweating is also a good idea. And the best news: have regular
sexual intercourse!

Kapha is strongest between 6-10 a.m. and 6-10 p.m. Those are good times
to avoid eating (or eat lightly) as the digestive process will be
slowest then. And beware the late winter and early spring, as Kapha is
at it's peak then. Don't fall into a spring slump. Stay active.

For more help, enter your name and email address in the spots provided
at the end of this page. Pressing the Send button will send a copy of
these results to us. We'll take a look at it, and respond with further
suggestions for ways to regain your doshic balance. For now, read on.
Mind Type: Vata

Your mental characteristics are pure Vata.

Vata, being the air dosha, is windy and changeable. Vatas have restless,
active minds. They are curious and can be very creative. They tend to
speak quickly and gesture actively. The overall impression they give can
be a bit chaotic. Vata is movement.

Compared to the solid, slow-moving Kapha, Vata individuals seem flaky
and insubstantial. In fact, they usually compare unfavorably with both
the down-to-earth Kapha and the energetic, rational, focused Pitta. This
comparison is superficial, however. The Vata energy derives not only
from air, but also from space. Space, or ether, is the most refined of
the elements and the only one that does not undergo transformation when
it manifests itself in physical reality. In this sense, Vata is the
closest of the three doshas to pure consciousness (Brahman).

Thus Vatas have the most spiritual of the three vital energies. As Vatas
grow, they tend to shed their material and physical desires and to
concentrate on the spiritual. It is wise to remember that the doshas are
also related to the ages. Kapha is the child, Pitta the adolescent, and
Vata the mature adult. Vatas should not permit their fears and anxieties
to push them into conforming to Pitta or Kapha ideals, for they would be
regressing. Vatas are mobile, and must remain so.

The weaknesses of Vata stem from this mobile rootlessness. Without
grounding, Vatas can become fearful and anxious. It is important for
Vata individuals to find time each day for grounding activities.

When Vatas are in their Sattvic (balanced and harmonious) state, they
tend to be adaptable, enthusiastic, eloquent, energetic, and perceptive.

When Vatas are in their Rajasic (turbulent and disturbed) state, they
tend to be hyperactive, unreliable, overly talkative, restless,
disturbed, indecisive, and superficial.

When Vatas are in their Tamasic (inertial and darkened) state, they tend
to be secretive, dishonest, self-destructive, and fearful. At these
times they are susceptible to sexual perversions, mental illness, drug
addictions, and suicide.

To see where you stand emotionally, take a look at the next section.

Guna: Rajasic
Imbalance: Vata

Your answers in this section fall into one of three gunas: Sattvic,
Rajasic, or Tamasic. Within each of these gunas, your answers are
further subdivided into Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Please understand that
this test uses only three questions in each of these areas to determine
your guna and your psychological imbalance, if any. That's a pretty
small sample, so don't take these results as anything more than a very
general indication of your current psychological state.

If you would like a more detailed analysis of your psychological state,
please check the more information box on the form below and submit it
along with your name and email address. We'll get back to you as soon as
we can.

According to your responses in the fourth section of the self-test
(Qualities of Emotion), your current guna (psychological state) is
Rajas. This is the most common psychological state. After all, who among
us is perfect? Still, there's no reason you can't improve your
condition. Unlike the ancient Hindus, who believed that your guna was
set at birth, we believe you can change. They also created the caste
system and locked people into a specific class for life, remember. We
have made a few advances in the last 2500 years.

The Vata Rajasic mind is typically indecisive, hyperactive, and filled
with anxiety. We're talking about a person who is often flighty,
superficial, and talkative. If this sounds like you, how about that?
This test works. Now get to work. A more enlightened mental state is
within your reach if you will only try for it.

On the other hand, if this doesn't sound at all like you, maybe you
checked the wrong boxes. You can use the Show Checked Items link below
to display a list of your test responses. Skim down to section four,
Qualities of Emotion, and check your answers. Did you make an error? If
so, use your browser back button to return to the Questions page and
change your answers accordingly. Then press the Evaluate button to
recalculate your results.

Unfortunately, your psychological imbalance is not in the same dosha as
your physical imbalance (Vata vs. Kapha). Thus, the actions you take to
reduce your physical imbalance will not help your psychological
imbalance. But don't worry. You can still use aromatherapy to reduce
your psychological symptoms while working through diet and lifestyle to
reduce your physical imbalance. But perhaps a better solution would be
to contact a qualified Ayurvedic practioner for a full examination.
Remember, this test is only a general indicator of a possible imbalance.
For more information, please use the form below to contact us.

A summary of your emotional responses is as follows:

Vata Pitta Kapha
Sattvic 3 3 2
Rajasic 1 3 2
Tamasic 2 0 0

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Items Checked on Self-Test
Stable Qualities
Vata: Small, dark, active eyes.
Vata: When gaining weight, gains it around the middle.
Vata: Dark complexion (tans easily relative to family).
Pitta: Even teeth, of medium size.
Pitta: Medium body.
Pitta: As a child, hair fine, light.
Pitta: Moderate neck.
Pitta: Medium forehead with folds and lines.
Pitta: Medium build as a child.
Pitta: Fingers and toes medium in length.
Pitta: Medium bone structure.
Pitta: Moderate chin.
Kapha: Moderate amount of body hair.
Kapha: Heavy bone structure.

Changeable Qualities
Vata: Either indulges in rich food or diets strictly.
Vata: Dislikes dryness and cold (likes warmth).
Pitta: Skin warm to touch.
Pitta: Loves proteins, caffeines, and hot, spicy, and salty foods.
Pitta: Over-sexed, arouses easily.
Pitta: Tongue coating yellowish, orange, or reddish.
Kapha: If ill: swelling, fluid retention, mucous, congestion.
Kapha: Thick gums.
Kapha: Loves sweets, dairy, bread, and pastry.
Kapha: Large full movement, once a day, mucous, itching.
Kapha: Any climate fine (dislikes humidity).
Kapha: Thick, slightly wavy hair, a little oily, dark, brown, lustrous.
Kapha: Full, moist lips.
Kapha: Gains weight easily, hard time losing weight unless exercising.
Kapha: Thick skin (3/4+ inch thick), well lubricated.

Qualities of Mind
Vata: Dislikes routine.
Vata: Difficulty deciding, changes mind easily.
Vata: Knows a lot of people, but has few close friends.
Vata: Restless, active, likes movement.
Vata: Creative thinker.
Vata: Do many projects all at once.
Pitta: Enjoys planning and organizing, especially if created by self.
Pitta: Agressive, likes competitive activities.
Pitta: Organized thinker.
Pitta: Constantly organizing, likes to proceed in an orderly fashion.
Kapha: Spends reluctantly, likes to save.
Kapha: Resists change, new project, likes simplicity.
Kapha: Prefers to follow a plan or idea.
Kapha: Takes time to learn things, but once learned, never forgets.

Qualities of Emotion
Vata - Rajasic: Nervous.
Vata - Sattvic: Communicative.
Vata - Tamasic: Practices secretiveness.
Vata: Dreams about flying, restless, nightmares.
Vata: Feelings and emotions change easily.
Vata - Sattvic: Flexible.
Vata - Sattvic: Dynamic.
Vata - Tamasic: Tendency to fear.
Pitta: Aggressive about opinions and feelings, give opinions even if
they are not asked for.
Pitta - Sattvic: Tolerant.
Pitta - Sattvic: Caring.
Pitta - Sattvic: Perceptive.
Pitta - Rajasic: Angry.
Pitta - Rajasic: Manipulative.
Pitta - Rajasic: Irritable.
Kapha - Sattvic: Devoted.
Kapha - Rajasic: Desirous.
Kapha - Sattvic: Patient.
Kapha: Romantic, short dreams, often involving water.
Kapha - Rajasic: Greedy.