of body types
a better understanding of your Ayurvedic constitution and
to cross-check the results of the test, listed below are
the principal physical and psychological characteristics
of persons with predominantly single dosha
such people are either very tall or very short, non-
muscular, with thin and bony limbs and have a quick gait
with short fast steps. Skin is generally thin, darkish and
cool. The hair is thin, dark, coarse and either kinky or
curly. The face is usually long and angular, often with an
underdeveloped chin. The neck is thin and scrawny. Nose is
small and narrow. May be long, crooked or asymmetrical
also. Eyes tend to be small, narrow or sunken, dark brown
or gray in color, with dull luster. The mouth being small,
with thin, narrow or tight lips. Teeth are irregular,
protruding, or broken, set in receding gums. And while the
voice is weak, low or cracked, speech is fast with
~ Enthusiasm ~ Freedom ~ Generosity ~ Joy ~ Vitality
people have restless minds and weak memories. They avoid
confrontation. Have active and sensitive natures and
express themselves through sport and creative pursuits.
Likely to be artistic and creative with a good
imagination, they will sometimes overindulge in pleasures.
And are sexually the most active. Fearful, worrisome and
anxious they are into questioning, theorising and
over-analysis. Often dissatisfied with and unable to
sustain friendships, they spend money quickly, often on
trifles. With light, interrupted sleep of 5-7 hours a day.
moderately well developed physique with mascular limbs and
a purposeful, stable gait of medium speed. With a loud,
strong voice and precise, convincing speech. The skin is
fair, soft, lusterous, warm, and tends to burn easily in
the sun – has freckles, many moles, and a tendency to
rashes. And the bodies are hot and sweaty. Characterised
by fine and soft, either fair or reddish hair that tends
to gray soon. Face is heart-shaped, often with a pointed
chin. While the neck is proportionate and of average size.
A neat, pointed, and average sized nose matches the
average sized eyes that are either light blue, light gray
or hazel in color, with an intense luster which get red in
summer or after bathing. The mouth being medium, with
average lips and medium-sized, yellowish teeth.
~ Concentration ~ Confidence ~ Courage ~ Enthusiasm for
knowledge ~ Happiness ~ Intelligence
Pittas have an intellectual and precise disposition due to a
very alert, focussed mind. Sharp and knife-like in anger,
they are irritable, jealous and aggressive by nature.
Discriminating and judgemental, they are articulate,
learned and proud. With a developed sense of
responsibility, they can take decisions and organise
affairs well. Argumentative, but with a sense of humour,
their selectively excellent memory makes them fast
learners. Moderately passionate in their sexual pursuits,
they spend moderately, usually on luxuries.
A thick, broad, well-developed frame and large,
long limbs go well with a pleasant, deep and resonant
voice with low, slow, rhythmic speech. The skin is usually
thick, oily, pale or white and cold. Plentiful, thick,
wavy, lusterous and generally brown hair is set on a
large, rounded and full face. The neck is solid, with a
near tree-trunk quality. A large, rounded nose and large,
attractive, blue or light brown in color eyes are found in
a mouth that is large with big, full lips. Teeth too are
big and white and set in strong gums.
~ Centeredness ~ Compassion ~ Contentment ~ Faith ~
Fulfillment ~ Groundedness ~ Patience ~ Sense of being
nourished ~ Stability ~ Support ~ Tenderness
predominated people are calm, steady, considerate -
stable, patient personalities they are slow to anger. Not
easily provoked, once angry they do not calm down easily.
They are honourable, true to their word and avoid lies.
Loyal, forgiving and understanding, they can be lethargic,
even lazy, if not driven by others. Learning may be slow
but memory will be strong. Excellent in logical analysis,
they take time before reaching conclusions. Long hours of
deep sleep and a strong, enduring sex drive come
naturally. While they do save money, it does get spent on
food. And there can at times be an element of dullness,
given that a kapha
mind is usually too content to seek fresh mental
well cooked food. Sweet, sour and salty tastes
to cool rather than steaming hot.Sweet ,bitter
and astringent tastes.
quantities of warm food.Pungent, bitter and
astringent tastes.To be taken earlier than 10 am
and not later than 6 pm. Healthy Kapha types
should observe fast one day per week.
calming and warming oils such as Mahanarayan
cooling oils such as chandanbala Laxadi oil
stimulating oils such as punarnavadi oil and
exercise such as yoga, walking and light weights
exercise which may include jogging, swimming,
Yoga, cycling and weight lifting
Ashwagandha, shatavari, haritaki, Guggul, Trikatu ,Vata tea,
Haritaki, Bhumiamla, Chyavanprash, surakta, sitopladi
sitopladi churan, trikatu, chyavanprash, Kapha
that increase vata
to cold , no routine in yur life, eating to much dry,
frozen or leftover food, or food with bitter, pungent or
Fasting, too much traveling, too much or inappropriate
exercise, suppressing natural urges, abdominal surgery.
Not oiling the skin.
that increase pitta
to heat, eating too much red meat, salt, spicy or sour
foods. Indigestion and irregularity of meals. Exercising
at midday, Drugs especially antibiotics.
Too much intellectual work/thinking. Alcohol,
Fatigue.Anger,Hate fear, emotion.
that increase kapha
to cold , eating too much sweet ,meat ,fats, cheese, milk,
ice cream, yogurt, fried food, excessive use of salt.
Excessive intake of water , taking naps after meals. Doing
nothing .Sedative and tranquilizers. Doubts, greed, and
possessiveness. Lack of comapation.
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