Discover your Ayurvedic constitution

Discover your Ayurvedic constitution
What type am I?

A question I often get at the beginning of a consultation.

I wish it was that easy! Or maybe better that it’s not…

In my opinion, Ayurveda is not about knowing your ‘type’. It is about what you need for your health, every moment in your life. Learning about your Ayurvedic type, or constitution, can be a lifelong journey. I see it as a journey of self-discovery. You get to experience the real you.

Ayurveda is a combination of two words from Sanskrit, "Ayur" meaning life, and "Veda" meaning knowledge, or wisdom. Ayurveda can be translated as 'the wisdom of life.' Wisdom for maintaining health, and preventing and curing disease. Ayurveda views the body, mind, soul, and senses as a holistic entity, which all need to be in balance to achieve health.

OK, back to the ‘type’.

In the journey to determining the Ayurvedic ‘type’, assuming that everything is a combination of the elements (space, air, fire, water, earth), which manifests through the three Doshas Vata (movement), Pitta (metabolism) and Kapha (structure), look at what characteristics of these elements are there in you.

This changes every moment, because we are always subject to change. That is why Ayurveda can be a lifelong journey to self-discovery. It helps in creating more consciousness of your self, every moment in life, which can help in creating a lifestyle and diet that fits your needs for balance and health.

To get started, you can do this quiz to get to know more insight about your characteristics. For more information, feel free to send me a message: