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Vata Dosha

King Doshas

Vata Dosha is the energy that controls body functions associated with motion, blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and heartbeat.

It combines air and ether and is translated as “wind” or “that which moves thing”. It also unites the movement and impulse, creativity and connection. Vata is called “King of doshas” because it governs the body’s greater life force and gives motion to Pitta and Kapha.

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Vata in balance

When a Vata type person is calm and balanced, one is very creative and lively, expressive and communicative.

Vata in balance

When a Vata type person is calm and balanced, one is very creative and lively, expressive and communicative.

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Vata personality

Vata type person is able to quickly learn and grasp new information, but she/he also forgets quickly.

These personalities are:

  • Creative
  • Delicate
  • Fun


They enterprise and assert their rights. And also are remarkable with their:

  • Positivity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Energy
  • Impulsivity
  • Adventures

However, they can easily become tired and overexerted. They respond to stress with fear, anxiety and/or worry. Vata people are impulsive and often have disjointed thoughts.

Vata physique

Vata types are not comfortable in cold climates, have an irregular daily routine and often change their mood.

Physical problems for vata dosha type include:

  • Dry or chapped skin
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Hormone swings
  • Tremors and muscle spasms
  • Low body weight
  • Light, interrupted sleep
  • Constipation and bloating
  • Stiff joints and feet pain
  • Dandruff

Healthy Tips for Vata

Eating recommendations

  • It’s good to eat at the same time of the day every day and fall asleep at the same time every night.
  • Also, its recommendable to try to get enough rest and consume warm, cooked, nourishing, and easy to digest foods.
  • Good choices for Vata types are fruits, small beans, sweet berries, rice, and all nuts.

Physical activity recommendations

  • Meditative yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Swimming and walking
  • avoid exhausting and hyper activities.

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