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Reboot & Rebalance

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* Results may vary from person to person.

Dosha Quiz

This brief questionnaire will help you determine your primary and secondary Body-Mind Types according to Ayurveda, the ancient healing science from India. This should take no more than 3 to 5 minutes, and please just give the first response that comes to mind as you read through the quiz.

The Body-Mind Type test consists of 2 sections. Please answer both to give you an optimal recommendation of which Reboot is best for you at this point in your life.

Section 1

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 in the past few years.

My build:
My weight:
My eating habit & appetite:
My eyes:
My skin:
My hair:
My hips:
My joints and muscles:
My sleep:
My body temperature:
Climate preference:
My temperament:
How I tend to behave under stress:

Section 1 Results

Totals:
Vata:
Pitta:
Kapha:


Below please find the meaning of the predominant your expression of your Doshas in your natural state of balance, your Prakriti. Prakriti is your Ayurvedic constitution or baseline if you will and remains stable throughout your life.


Your primary body/mind type:

Vata

You are predominantly Vata Dosha. People that have Vata as their primary Body-Mind Type constitution (Dosha) are energetic, creative and natural risk-takers who often initiate projects. Following a summary of their main characteristics:

  • Predominant physical characteristics: Thin, light frame; variable digestion; dry skin and hair; cold hands and feet; sleeps lightly; lacks sexual stamina; moves and talks quickly; restless or hyperactive.
  • Temperament: Welcomes new experiences; resists routine; is a lively conversationalist; spends money easily.
  • When in balance: Energetic; creative; adaptable; shows initiative; good communicator.
  • When out of balance: Tends toward mental agitation; Anxiety; worry; inconsistency; insomnia; delicate digestion; constipation.
  • Stress response: “What did I do wrong?”

Click "next" to find out which Tasty6 Reboot is right for you.

Section 2

Now that you have identified your primary Body-Mind Type, we move on to determine whether your current lifestyle sustains and nurtures a balanced Body-Mind state. Based on these results, we will provide certain recommendations of how to re-balance your Doshas and your Body and Mind.

As a second step, you take the test that will tell you about the current state of balance of your Doshas. This is called Vikruti, or current state of balance, of the Doshas, and implicitly the current state of our health (or im-balance). Vikriti can fluctuate often throughout the day, weeks and months.

This is a normal part of life. However, it is not the changes in our life, but our refusal, resistance, or inability to make the necessary adjustments to these changes that causes one or more Doshas (Vata, Pitta or Kapha) to become im-balanced. The most common way for a Dosha to become imbalanced is by increasing beyond its natural equilibrium.

The most dominant dosha often increases more quickly than the other doshas because we tend to perpetuate what we know best. This is especially true for Vata because it has a mobile quality that makes it quick to vitiate. Gratefully it can be the easiest to bring back to balance, for the same reason.

Regardless of your constitution-type, any of the three doshas can increase and when a dosha increases, an environment where disease can flourish is fostered. For example, increased vata may lead to anxiety or nervousness, increased pitta may lead to a skin rash and increased kapha may lead to an overweight condition. These are usually temporary conditions that can be addressed by bringing the doshas back into balance.

To help find out if any of your doshas are currently increased and how to bring them back to balance, please take the following short quiz. Answer the questions based on your current condition rather than according to what is usually true, used to be true or you wish were true. At the end of the quiz you will be directed to guidelines to restore balance to your constitution.

The questions in this section are intended to assess your current (within the last 60 days) life situation, including any stresses, illnesses or life changes. This section gives you insights into your current body and mind and how to restore its balance according to Ayurveda, including the “Tasty6 Reboot” that might best help you with this.

Answer these questions according to what is most true for you now or since this new stress or pattern has emerged and we will give you the tools to get your Body-Mind back to balance.

Using the following scale, indicate how well each statement applies to your life experiences over the past few months.

I have been feeling worried or anxious
I have been acting impulsively and inconsistently
I am feeling restless and uneasy
I have been more forgetful than usual
I am moodier and more emotional than usual
My digestion has been irregular and/or with bloating
My bowel movements have been hard, dry, or occurring less than once a day
My skin has been dry and flakey
I have been having some physical ailments
My eating and sleeping schedule has been irregular from day to day
I have felt irritable and impatient
I have behaved critical and judgmental
I have been behaving compulsively with difficulty stopping once I start a project
I have been sharing my opinions freely without being solicited
I have been frustrated with other people
My skin has felt hot, irritable or been breaking out easily
Spicy foods I usually enjoy do not agree with me
I have felt constipated and/or heartburn
I have been feeling excessively warm, or been having hot flashes
My bowels have been loose or moving more than twice per day
I have been dealing with conflict by withdrawing
I have been accumulating more clutter than usual in my life
I have been feeling resistant to change
I have had difficulty leaving a situation (job, relationship) that is no longer nourishing me
I have not been physically active
I have been gaining weight and cannot lose it
I have been having difficulty getting started in the morning
My digestion is slower than usual
I have been feeling slow and tired after meals
I have had congested sinuses or phlegm in my respiratory system

Section 2 Results

Congratulations! By taking the Vikruti test, you have determined which of your doshas are currently increased and/or im-balanced! In the following paragraphs, we provide you with simple but powerful recommendations of how to bring them back to balance.

 
Mind Score
Body Score
Vata:
Pitta:
Kapha:

You currently manifest accumulated Vata in your mind!

Your Vikruti Quiz shows that you have signs of an increased Vata Dosha in the Mind. You may be experiencing some of the following signs among others, including restlessness, uneasiness, feeling scattered and forgetful among other. Introducing a routine and consistency that is grounding and stabilizing are key to balancing Vata.

When stressed, overwhelmed or out of balance, their typical response is “What did I do wrong?”

Tips for balancing accumulated Vata in the mind:

  • Meditating twice per day to clear the mind and find stability and focus. Here is a brief introductory video to a sample Vata meditation [link to video]
  • Look for opportunities to find rhythm and routine in your life
  • Go to bed and awaken at the same time each day
  • Listen to relaxing and slow music to calm Vata
  • Minimize heavy reading, eating, or watching TV right before bed
  • Favor mild, pastel colors and earth tones in your environment to calm the thoughts and the mind! Breathe! Love!

You currently manifest accumulated Pitta in the mind!

Your Vikruti Quiz shows that you have signs of an increased Pitta Dosha in the mind.

Out-of-balance Pitta manifests as increased irritability, aggravation, inflammation, short temperedness, being judgmental, critical and suffering outbursts of emotions. When stressed, overwhelmed or out of balance, their typical response is “What did you do wrong?”

Tips for balancing Pitta Mind:

  • Meditate twice per day to calm the mind and sooth the body. Here is an brief introductory video to a sample Pitta meditation [link to video]
  • Take time everyday to unplug and relax — walk on grass barefoot, just sit, read a couple of pages in a book, just relax
  • Go to bed and awaken at the same time each day
  • Listen to medium paced music
  • Minimize heavy reading, eating, or watching TV right before bed
  • Favor cool and soft colors – blues, greens, and white
  • Spend time communing with nature

You currently manifest accumulated Kapha in the mind!

Your Vikruti Quiz shows that you have signs of an increased Kapha Dosha in the mind. Out-of-balance Kapha may manifest in sluggishness, heaviness and congestion. Stimulation and movement help overcome resistance to accumulated Kapha.

Tips for balancing Kapha Mind:

  • Meditate twice per day to calm the mind and sooth the body. Here is an brief introductory video to a sample Pitta meditation [link to video]
  • Listen to up-beat music and dance (in the bathroom, when getting up, just to move your energy centers — 2 minutes or as long as your favorite song lasts)
  • If you have clutter in your life, start organizing. Start with a manageable “clutter”, then take a moment to feel the sensation when done
  • Awaken early, preferably with the sun, and start the day with an invigorating morning routine (get up, dance, stretch, do something to move), and shake that sluggishness
  • Look for opportunities to be spontaneous — smile at a stranger, be present when conversing
  • Favor invigorating, bright colors with vivid shapes and designs in your life
  • Embrace uncertainty — take a small step to break your routine...

You currently manifest accumulated Vata in your body!

Your Vikruti Quiz shows that you have signs of an increased Vata Dosha in the Body. It can manifest as weight loss, irregular appetite, and poor digestion. Introducing a routine and consistency that is grounding and stabilizing are key to balancing Vata.

When stressed, overwhelmed or out of balance, their typical response is “What did I do wrong?”

Tips for balancing accumulated Vata in the body:

  • Taking a gentle Yoga class to connect to your body – preferably Hatha Yoga
  • Do a gentle, soothing daily self massage with relaxing herbalized oils specifically designed for Vata
  • Remind yourself to do deep breathing throughout the day
  • Enjoy a warm bath and relaxing oils
  • Stay warm
  • Favor foods predominant in sweet, sour and salty tastes
  • Be present and focused on your meal when eating, and eat regularly 3 meals a day

You currently manifest accumulated Pitta in the body!

Your Vikruti Quiz shows that you have signs of an increased Pitta Dosha in the body.

Out-of-balance Pitta manifests physically as red, inflamed rash, acne, inflammation in body or joints, and acid reflux or discomfort in the gastric tract. When stressed, overwhelmed or out of balance, their typical response is “What did you do wrong?”

Tips for balancing Pitta Body:

  • Take a Yoga class that is non-competitive while giving Pitta’s a good work-out
  • Do a gentle, soothing daily self massage with soothing herbalized oils specifically designed for Pitta
  • Remind yourself to do deep breathing throughout the day
  • Try to avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol, avoid spicy foods, as it aggravates Pitta
  • Favor foods predominant in bitter, sweet and astringent tastes
  • Be present and focused on your meal when eating, and eat regularly 3 meals a day, while trying to eat a larger lunch and smaller dinner
  • Enjoy a warm bath and relaxing oils
  • Stay cool

You currently manifest accumulated Kapha in the body!

Your Vikruti Quiz shows that you have signs of an increased Kapha Dosha in the body. Out-of-balance Kapha may manifest in sluggishness, heaviness and congestion. Stimulation and movement help overcome resistance to accumulated Kapha.

Tips for balancing Kapha Body:

  • Exercise to activate and stimulate, as well as connect to your body
  • Do a vigorous daily self massage with herbalized oils specifically designed for Kapha
  • Remind yourself to do deep breathing throughout the day
  • Favor foods predominant in pungent, bitter and astringent tastes
  • Be present and focused on your meal when eating. Walk for 10 to 15 minutes after eating to aid digestion
  • Don’t drink while eating, and then drink invigorating teas and juices