Welcome to the Kapha – Pitta – Vata index. As you might know, any Ayurvedic treatment is based on the identification of these three doshas in our body.

Kapha is made up of the elements of Earth and Water and means “that which sticks”. It is the energy of building and lubrication and provides the body with its physical form and structure. Kapha is the essential cement, glue and lubricant of the body in one.

Pitta originates from the elements of Fire and Water and means “that which cooks” It is the energy of digestion and metabolism and functions through organic acids, hormones, enzymes and bile. It is the liquid nature of these that accounts for water in Pitta’s make up.

Vata derives from the elements of space and air and translates to wind. It is the energy of movement and the force governing all biological activities. Vata is often called the “King of the Doshas” as it governs and gives motion to Pitta and Kapha.

Depending on the balance or imbalance of these three, your Prakriti is identified, and your doctor prescribes you a treatment.

To know your KPV index, answer these few questions below. Your doctor will utilize the score generated here to provide you treatment solutions that are customized for your nature and body type.

These questions are divided into 4 parts to measure your physical status, behavior, strength and mental status. Each question has multiple options; please click one which you feel defines you the best.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime.