Your Dosha Type Is:
Vata - Pitta
You are a hybrid type, meaning both Vata and Pitta are prominent in your constitution. Vata embodies the qualities of movement, communication, and creativity. Pitta embodies the qualities of motivation, ambition, and transformation.
Vata skin type is typically characterized by its delicate nature and a tendency towards dryness. This skin type may be prone to displaying signs of aging earlier, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
Pitta skin type is often combination or slightly oily in texture. This skin type is generally more prone to sensitivity, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation.
Dry and delicate, fine pores
Soft and sensitive, warm to the touch
Quick, energetic, creative
Lean and delicate
Inconsistent, delicate digestive system
Strong digestion and appetite
Enthusiastic, easily stimulated
Charismatic, competitive, highly motivated
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Vata - Pitta Lifestyle Tips
Focus on grounding, intentional movements such as a slow, mindful yoga flow, walking or stretching.
Opt for gentle movement like stretching, Yin Yoga, or swimming and avoid high-intensity exercise or any activity that may promote excessive sweating.
Yoga & Breathwork (Pranayama)
Cobra Pose, Cat-Cow Pose, Spinal Twist, 5-6 Sun Salutations
Boat Pose, Fish Pose, Child’s Pose, Moon Salutation. Finish your yoga practice with 2-3 minutes of Shavasana
Vata - Pitta Diet
Vata digestion is typically delicate while Pitta digestion is relatively strong, so it is important for this hybrid-type to adapt their diet intuitively and as needed.
If your appetite feels delicate or inconsistent, this could be a sign of excess Vata. To bring this into balance, opt for warm, cooked meals and prioritize hydration. This includes easy to digest fruits, grains, oils (sesame oil is great!), and protein.
If your digestion feels relatively strong, this could be a sign of aggravated Pitta. In order to balance excess Pitta energy, prioritize light, nourishing foods. Try a salad with sunflower oil dressing and cooling herbs such as cilantro and fennel.
Vata - Pitta Herbal Remedies
Ashwagandha supplements, adding ginger root to your morning tea, and cooking with warming spices such as cumin (we love using it in curry dishes) can help pacify an excess of Vata energy.
Herbal teas including lemongrass, mint or rose can help balance Pitta’s fiery properties.
In order to be well in the practice of Ayurveda, we focus on balancing mind, body, and soul. Central to this philosophy are the three metabolic types or “doshas,” known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas represent the fundamental energies that govern our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. A proper balance among dosha types is essential for creating harmony in these categories of wellbeing, as imbalances can lead to illness and disease. Each person has a unique ratio of all three dosha types and understanding your primary dosha will allow you to adapt the products, practices, and lifestyle choices in your daily routine to achieve holistic balance inside and out.
While all three doshas are present in every individual human, it is the ratio of each energy that determines your unique dosha type. If you are a hybrid type, two doshas are prominent in your constitution. These ratios can vary through life due to age, environment, and lifestyle. We encourage you to return to this quiz seasonally and adapt your daily habits and routines as needed to achieve optimal holistic wellness.
In Ayurveda, each of the four seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall) is associated with a corresponding dosha type. As the seasons change in your external environment, the dosha type associated with that season will naturally increase in your internal environment ie. your dosha constitution. Vata is associated with Autumn due to their shared dry, light, and cold qualities. Pitta is associated with Summer due to their shared hot and fiery qualities. Because these are your dominant dosha types, take extra care to pacify these dosha types in the season they are governed by!