Discovering yourself is one of the most important tasks of living. To reach that goal and discover what you are really like people usually refer to simple personality tests. Personality tests are severely limited and will only explain a portion of the answers you are seeking. There is a more in-depth way at looking at yourself and how you fit into this world, and that was is through finding out what your Dosha is. The word Dosh or Dosha is used within the context of Ayurveda which is an ancient Indian medical system that has been in practice for thousands of years. In essence the Dosha is a makeup of all 5 elements within our universe (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space), these elements are then broken down even further into a form called bio-energies which are essentially the 5 elements paired together differently to make 3 bio-energies (Doshas). The bio-energies are referred to as Pitta [Fire & Water], Vata [Space & Air], and Kapha [Water & Earth].
Discovering which Dosh you are primarily will answer your question to "why am I the way I am?". Taking a dosha quiz will tell you what type of personality you are, the types of things that can make you imbalanced or balance you, as well as other mental, physical, and emotional traits. The results to these tests can make you more thoroughly understand who you are as a person and be more in touch with your true self.
It is very important to discover which Dosha you prior to beginning any type of Ayurvedic diet or regime, so that you will not imbalance or further harm your health. The best test is performed by an Ayurvedic Practitioner who will perform a consultation that includes background history, basic questionnaire, and a pulse diagnosis. We have just added a thorough questionnaire to this website which has been labelled as our "Dosha Quiz". This quiz allows you to choose the answer most like yourself so that your Dosha can be identified. The link to the quiz is here or it is also found above on the top menu for your convenience.
Please take the time to take the quiz if you have not already visited an Ayurvedic Practitioner, as this will be your primary step. I perform consultations during my Shirodhara sessions as well and will provide you with your Dosha information on my initial visit. If you need an Ayurvedic Practitioner for any medical reasons besides the therapies I provide then please contact me. I have connections with several Ayurvedic Practitioners and would be more than happy to suggest someone to you if you have any health concerns.