Understanding Vata: Lower Stress and Stimulate Your Creativity
Vata governs movement in the body, think blood circulating around your body, the activities of the nervous system, and the process of elimination.
Vatas enjoy adventure and seek new exciting experiences. They can anger quickly but also forgive easily. When Vatas are in balance, they are flexible, dynamic energetic, and creative. They take initiative and can be enchanting storytellers. When unbalanced, they can deplete thier energy levels and are prone to worry and anxiousness. Often they wake up in the middle of the night with thoughts racing or suffer from insomnia. With an analytic overthinking mind, when they feel overwhelmed or stressed, their response is, “What did I do wrong?”
Movement and change are characteristic of Vata's nature. They tend to always be on the go, with an energetic and creative minds. As long as Vata stays in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic, with a lean body.
Those with a predominance of Vata dosha usually have a thin, light frame and excellent agility. Their energy comes in bursts and they are likely to experience sudden bouts of fatigue. Vatas typically have dry skin and hair and cold hands and feet. They sleep lightly and their digestion can be sensitive. When the Vata dosha becomes imbalanced, it manifests in the body as weight loss, constipation, hypertension, arthritis, weakness, restlessness, and digestive challenges.
Qualities of Vata:
Cold, Light, Dry, Irregular, Rough, Moving, Quick, Changeable