According to Ayurveda, three physiological principles called doshas—pitta (fire), vata (air) and kapha (earth)—govern metabolism and digestion.

You’re probably a combo of two doshas, but your primary dosha is what is most important. According to Ayurvedic healing, the following characteristics tend to correspond with your dosha:

Vata dosha: Thinner build, performs activities quickly, busy, irregular hunger, light sleeper, tire easily, worry and overexertion.

Pitta dosha: Sharp intellect, doesn’t skip meals, hungry and angry under stress, aversion to sun and hot weather.

Kapha dosha: Solid and powerful build, strength and endurance, slow to anger, affectionate, forgiving, tendency toward heavy sleep and extra weight.

Want to discover your dosha? Take this free 3-minute test provided by The Ayurveda Experience.