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Take a moment to mark your choices to determine your  Ayurvedic Constitution.

Select the choices that are your tendencies over the span of your life (not what is true only recently, nor not who you want to be).

Movement

Fast, erratic (V)Moderate, intentional (P)Slow, lazy (K)

Personality traits

Reacts quickly, changes decisions easily, short term friendships (V)Dominating, inherently courageous, makes friends easily (P)Calm, quiet, patience, fortitude, stable personality, make friends slowly but lasts forever (K)

Habits

Difficult to create and sustain (V)Organized, make or break habits according to their utility (P)Difficult to begin (K)

Concentration

Difficult to concentrate, easily distracted (V)Intense focus ability, not long term (P)Sustained, long term focus (K)

Quality of mind

Quick, creative, imaginative but restless, original theorist (V)Sharp penetrating intellect, methodical, efficient planner (P)Stable, not flexible to changes (K)

Memory

Short term, notices easily, forgets easily (V)Sharp, clear (P)Good – long term (K)

Reaction to stressful situation

Fear or anxiety (V)Anger or irritability (P)Calm or avoids confrontation (K)

Digestion

Inconsistent, varies between weak and strong (V)Usually strong (P)Weak and slow (K)

Appetite

Variable (V)Strong, consistent, not comfortable skipping meals (P)Usually mild, can skip meals without discomfort (K)

Bowel habits

Irregular, dry stools (V)Two or more times a day, loose stool (P)Regular, once in a day, well formed (K)

Sweating

Scanty (V)Profuse with smell (P)Less (K)

Sex drive

Variable, think a lot about sex, often satisfied with fantasies, lower fertility (V)Ample drive, know they want, readily pull into action, average fertility (P)Steady desire, excellent fertility (K)

Sleep

Light, easily interrupted (V)Deep and uninterrupted (P)Deep and heavy (K)

Types of Dreams

Fear, flying, running, jumping, climbing trees and mountains (V)Anger, violence, struggle, war, fire, lightning, the sun, gold and light (P)Water, lakes, rivers, oceans, clouds, swans, flowers and romance (K)

Speech

Fast, omitting words and digressing (V)Fast, clear and precise (P)Slow, clear and sweet (K)

Face

Narrow and bony (V)Oval, angular, sharp features (P)Round, full (K)

Complexion

Dark, brownish or black (V)Fair, reddish (P)Light, clear and whitish (K)

Body Weight

Light, fluctuating, usually below normal (V)Average weight, can lose or gain easily (P)Can maintain moderate weight with regular exercise, easy to gain, difficult to lose (K)

Body Frame

Unusually tall or short, thin, narrow, shoulders/hips (V)Medium frame with moderately developed physique (P)Medium to broad, heavy boned, wide-set shoulders/hips (K)

Build

Thin, tall or short (V)Medium build and height (P)Heavy, large (K)

Skin

Thin, prone to dryness (V)Delicate and sensitive with freckles, moles (P)Soft, smooth, thick (K)

Body Temperature

Low, cold extremities (V)High, always feels warm (P)Low, body feels cool (K)

Stamina

Short (V)Moderate (P)Strong (K)

Eyes

Small, unsteady bulging or deep-set with scanty eyelashes, unclear white part (V)Sharp and penetrating with light colored lashes, reddish white part (P)Large, attractive with long thick lashes, clear white part (K)

Teeth

Small, protruding, crooked (V)Moderate size (P)Strong, large, white (K)

Nails

Short, rough, brittle, no luster (V)Slightly oily, pink (P)Full, thick, moist (K)

Lips

Dark, dry, thin (V)Soft, pink (P)Full, thick, moist (K)

Fingers

Very short or very long (V)Medium length (P)Short and stubby (K)

Hair

Thin, coarse, dry, wiry, darker in color (V)Thin, fine, soft, blonde or red, early graying (P)Thick, glossy, firmly rooted, wavy (K)

Body Hair

Scanty or abundant – variable (V)Moderate, light colored (P)Thick and plentiful (K)

Joints

Prominent, close to surface (V)Neither hidden or prominent (P)Deep and hidden (K)

Tongue

Dark, narrow, irregular (V)Pink or dark red, soft, sharp and long (P)Light colored, moist, symmetrical (K)

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