The most important factor that determines your healthiest choices (diet, lifestyle) is an understanding of which of the three are out of balance in your body and mind. This is called your vikruti in Ayurveda. When your vikruti has been restored to a state of balance, you will return to your natural constitution. This is called your prakruti.
Your constitution (prakruti) establishes your tendencies. While it is important to understand your constitution, it is even more important that you understanding your vikruti (current state). In Ayurveda, the choices a person makes is always based on vikruti first and prakruti second.
The worksheet /quiz below will help you to determine the state of your doshas. Note each symptom that you experience. Give the symptom 1 point if it is mild, 2 points if it is moderate and 3 points if it is severe. Then add up the numbers in each column. The dosha with the highest number indicates your primary doshic imbalance. If the number in two columns are close, you have a dual dosha imbalance. If all three numbers are close, you have a tridosha imbalance.
Please note that any online dosha quiz has limitations. Nothing can replace an evaluation by a competent practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine. This online quiz however will give you are an excellent head start as you begin your journey to take optimum care of yourself.
This quiz was adapted from the book: Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda by Dr. Marc Halpern.