Because Ayurveda takes an individualistic approach to healing, the first step is determining the client's dosha. Your dosha, or constitution, is the unique ratio of the five basic elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space) that exist within you and make you who you are. There are three basic doshas: Vata (consisting of Air and Space), Pitta (Fire and Water), and Kapha (Water and Earth). Many people have a combination of two doshas, and even when a person is dominated by a single dosha they still have all five elements within them - some just to a greater extent than others. Knowledge of the characteristics of the tridosha and how they manifest in you will help to identify what will support well-being and what may lead to dis-ease in the body, mind, or emotions.
Assess Your Self! An Ayurvedic consultant can determine your unique constitution through various diagnostic tools, but you can assess yourself on your own, right now! This questionnaire (which opens as a PDF) will help you to see the different attributes of the three doshas and to discover which dosha is predominant within you. Once you've completed the chart, contact KRATU Wellness - I'll help you understand what these qualities mean for your diet and lifestyle choices so you can get started on your path to self-awareness and self-empowerment today!