What is a Dosha?

Apr 17th 2018

In Ayurvedic practices, Doshas are the three different energies that are present in the human body. There is Pitta, Vata, and Kapha. Each dosha corresponds to a personality type that manifests itself in a physical expression. People might also find themselves to be a mix of two doshas or a single dominant one. 

Doshas also incorporate each of the elements: fire, water, earth, air, and also ether, which is the space or emptiness between matter. Some elements may appear more in one dosha than another. For example, Vata may have more water than a Pitta dosha.

Deciphering what dosha you are can help tailor diet, exercise, and other habits so that your health can be enhanced. If you’re curious about what dosha you are, take this fun quiz courtesy of our friends over at White Heart Henna and Holistics.


If you’re curious about how determining your dosha can help you choose a skin care routine, then be sure to check out our class on Ayurvedic skincare on April 21st, where you can learn how to make your own products!

Contributed by: Caroline Smith