Category Archives: Roganidana

Obesity in Ayurveda

Pulse Diagnosis

Nadi Tarangini: A Pulse Based Diagnostic System-  Aniruddha J. Joshi, Research Scholar, Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay [Further reading]

Clinical Diagnosis

Ayurveda :Methods of Clinical Diagnosis

Auscultation(Resp)

Prakriti – Questioneressment

BODY-TYPE Prakruti – Questioner – Quiz excerpted from Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide by Deepak Chopra, M.D., 1991 –

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The following quiz is divided into three sections.  For the first 20 questions, which apply to Vata dosha, read each statement and mark, from 0 to 6, whether it applies to you.

  • 0 =   doesn’t apply to me –
  • 3 =   Applies to me somewhat or some of the time
  • 6 =   Applies to me very much or nearly all the time
  • place the in between according to your assessment
  • At the end of the section, write down your total Vata score.  Then proceed to the 20 questions for Pitta and those for Kapha. When you are finished you will have three separate score.   Comparing these will determine your body-type.
  • For fairly objective physical traits, your choice will usually be obvious.  For mental traits and behavior, which are more subjective, you should answer according to how you have felt and acted most of your life, or at least for the past few years.

SECTION 1—-VATA

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  1. I perform activity very quickly. – 1      2        4         5        6
  2. I am not good at memorizing things and then remembering them later. – 1      2        4      5        6
  3. I am enthusiastic and vivacious by nature. -1      2        4         5        6
  4. I have a thin physique.  I don’t gain weight easily. 1      2        4         5        6
  5. I have always learned new things quickly. 1      2        4         5        6
  6. My characteristic gait while walking is light and quick.1      2        4         5        6
  7. I tend to have difficulty making decisions. 1      2        4         5        6
  8. I tend to develop gas or become constipated easily.1      2        4         5        6
  9. I tend to have cold hands and feet.1      2        4         5        6
  10. I become anxious or worried frequently. 1      2        4         5        6
  11. I don’t tolerate cold weather as well as most people. 1      2        4         5        6
  12. I speak quickly and my friends think that I am talkative. 1      2        4         5        6
  13. My moods change easily and I am somewhat emotional by nature. 1      2        4         5        6
  14. I often have difficulty in falling asleep or having a sound night’s sleep. 1      2        4         5        6
  15. My skin tends to be dry, especially in the winter. 1      2        4         5        6
  16. My mind is very active, sometimes restless, but also very imaginative 1      2        4         5        6
  17. My movements are quick and active; my energy tends to come in bursts. 1      2        4         5        6
  18. I am easily excitable. 1      2        4         5        6
  19. Left on my own, my eating and sleeping habits tend to be irregular. 1      2        4         5        6
  20. I learn quickly, but I also forget quickly.  1      2        4         5        6
  • Make a note of  your VATA SCORE :

SECTION 2——PITTA

  1. I consider myself to be very efficient.  1      2        4         5        6
  2. In my activities, I tend to be extremely precise and orderly. 1      2        4         5        6
  3. I am strong-minded and have a somewhat forceful manner. 1      2        4         5        6
  4. I feel uncomfortable or become easily fatigued in hot weather—more so than most other people-1      2        4         5        6
  5. I tend to perspire easily. 1      2        4         5        6
  6. Even though I might not always show it, I become irritable or angry quite easily. 1      2        4         5        6
  7. If I skip a meal or a meal is delayed, I become uncomfortable.1      2        4         5        6
  8. One or more of the following characteristics describes my hair:   early graying or balding; thin, fine straight hair; blond, red, or sandy colored hair 1      2        4         5        6
  9. I have a strong appetite; if I want to, I can eat quite a large quantity. 1      2        4         5        6
  10. Many people consider me stubborn.1      2        4         5        6
  11. I am very regular in my bowel habits—it world be more common for me to have loose stools than to be constipated. 1      2        4         5        6
  12. I become impatient very easily. 1      2        4         5        6
  13. I tend to be a perfectionist about details. 1      2        4         5        6
  14. I get angry quite easily, but then quickly forget about it . 1      2        4         5        6
  15. I am very fond of cold foods like ice-cream and also ice-cold drinks. 1      2        4         5        6
  16. I am more likely to feel that a room is too hot than too cold. 1      2        4         5        6
  17. I don’t tolerate foods that are very hot and spicy. 1      2        4         5        6
  18. I am not as tolerant of disagreement as I should be.1      2        4         5        6
  19. I enjoy challenges and when I want something I am very determined in my efforts to get it. 1      2        4         5        6
  20. I tend to be quite critical of others and also of myself. 1      2        4         5        6
  • Make a note of  your PITTA SCORE: ____________

SECTION 3—-KAPHA

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  1. My natural tendency is to do things in a slow and relaxed fashion. 1      2        4         5        6
  2. I gain weight more easily than most people and lose it more slowly. 1      2        4         5        6
  3. I have a placid and calm disposition.  I’m not easily ruffled. 1      2        4         5       6
  4. I can skip meals easily without any significant discomfort. 1      2        4         5        6
  5. I have a tendency toward excess mucus, phlegm, chronic congestion, asthma, or sinus problems1      2        4        5        6  .
  6. I must get at least 8 hours of sleep in order to be comfortable the next day.1      2        4         5        6
  7. I sleep very deeply.1      2        4         5        6
  8. I am calm by nature and not easily angered. 1      2        4         5        6
  9. I don’t learn as quickly as some people, but I have excellent retention and a long memory.1      2        4         5        6
  10. I have a tendency toward becoming plump.  I store extra fat easily.1      2        4         5        6
  11. Weather that is cool and damp bothers me. 1      2        4        5        6
  12. My hair is thick, dark and wavy.1      2        4         5        6
  13. I have smooth soft skin. 1      2        4         5        6
  14. I have a large, solid body build. 1      2        4         5        6
  15. The following words describe me well:  serene, sweet-natured, affectionate, and forgiving. 1      2        4         5        6
  16. I have slow digestion, which makes me feel heavy after eating. 1      2        4         5        6
  17. I have very good stamina and physical endurance as well as a steady level of energy. 1      2        4         5        6
  18. I generally walk with a slow, measured gait.1      2        4         5        6
  19. I have a tendency toward oversleeping, grogginess upon awakening, and am generally slow to get going in the morning. 1      2        4         5        6
  20. I am a slow eater and slow and methodical in my actions. 1      2        4         5        6
  • Make a note of  your KAPHA SCORE:

Final Score s of your Prakriti Assessment :     Vata__________    Pitta__________   Kapha__________