Publications - Dosha VATA (ether + air)

About doshas, ​​Profile VATA (ether and air), physical characteristics, power, profile and imbalances.


The Vata type individual has a lightweight and flexible structure. The body is small, the muscles are soft, it is little greasy with a tendency to be thin or to be underweight. It appears to be "so loud" or "so low" often. His physical appearance is poorly developed. With "plated" chest, it shows little strength and less resistance than other doshas. Veins are usually prominent.

Your skin tends to be dry and wrinkled. The circulation is poor and as a result, the hands and feet are cold. Because the dosha is cold, dry, light and mobile, Vata lacks insulating material (greasy tissue under the skin). He feels uncomfortable in the cold weather, especially if it is dry and windy, and prefers spring and summer.

Other physical characteristics of a Vata person include small, dull eyes, dryness, fine hair (rolled, wavy), dry and rough skin and nails, cracked joints, uneven, brittle or protruding teeth.


It has variable appetite and digestion. Eat quickly and in small quantity, which tends to unbalance and aggravate dosha. It is attracted by astringent foods such as salads and vegetables, but your body needs the sweet, sour and salty flavors. Raw foods aggravate the Vata more than they balance. He usually suffers from difficulties with digestion and problems with the absorption of nutrients. It tends to produce scarce urine and the stools are hard, dry and in small quantity. Constipation is one of the most common features.


Like the wind, the Vata has great difficulty in establishing "roots". The word Vata derives from a root meaning "to move" and this gives an important clue on the characteristics of this dosha. As the principle is that of mobility, Vata provides the driving force for all mental and physical functions and processes, regulating all the activities of the body, the number of thoughts we have how quickly and efficiently the food moves in the digestive tract.

The people of Vata are unpredictable. Its variability - size, shape, mood and action - is the distinguishing feature. Your physical and mental energy manifests itself in jerks. Individuals of this type tend to walk fast, to hunger at any time, to love excitement and change, to go to bed at a different time each night, to skip meals and to digest food well one day and ill the next.

Psychologically, the Vata is blessed with a quick, flexible and creative mind. He has an excellent imagination and stands out for his innovative ideas. When he is in balance he is cheerful, cheerful and happy. You tend to talk a lot and quickly. He is easily aroused, alert and reacts with speed, but does not think too much before acting. So you often give answers and have impulsive and mistaken reactions or make wrong decisions with great confidence.

One of its main characteristics is the willingness to change or to change things of place and difficulty in establishing relationships. He often changes the furniture, the house, the job, the city, and he feels easily bored, unstable, and unmotivated. He does not like to stay in the same place for more than a year! Their faith is also variable.

The Vata is always in a hurry and walks fast. Due to the mobility attribute, he does not like to hang around and prefers movement, travel, for example. Doing nothing is a punishment for him, who is attracted to races, jumps, strenuous activities. However, as it has little resistance it can easily become tired or exhausted.

The Vata is a loving being if you can love someone without fear and isolation. In fact, fear is one of the symptoms of imbalance and a Vata often fears loneliness, darkness, height and enclosed places. Anxiety, nervousness and insecurity are also common. He is worried, not very tolerant, and not very brave.

It is also inclined to much sexual activity, but this excess can cause its imbalance. It has difficulty maintaining prolonged sex and men may have a tendency to premature ejaculation. Individuals of this type sleep less than other doshas and tend to sleep interrupted, insomnia, especially when they are unbalanced. But even so, wake up alert and ready for the day.

Clarity is also one of Vata's attributes, which can be sensitive and clairvoyant. With your clear mind and fertile imagination, you easily cling to new ideas. But just as easily as you get excited about the news you can forget it.

Vata tends to make money fast and spend it on impulse or in "trifles." You can go to a junk shop and come home with a bunch of crap. Not a good savvy or financial planner, which can result in economic problems.


As Vata works (it is late for travel, with no routine, continuous stimuli with frequent changes), it can easily unbalance the dosha and lead to disorders such as constipation, intestinal gas, weakness, arthritis, pneumonia, skin, lips , Dry or cracked hair, heels and nipples, nervous system disorders, nervous tics, mental confusion, palpitation and shortness of breath, as well as muscle tension and stiffness, pains in the lumbar region and sciatica. When it is in imbalance, it is difficult to restore its harmony.

Vata in excess causes mental hyperactivity, impatience and is the main triggering factor of PMS. When the menstrual period approaches, the woman tends to have swelling, back pain, colic or abdominal pain, calves, insomnia, anxiety, fear and insecurity.

Auditory stimuli, drugs, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol unbalance dosha, as well as exposure to cold foods and places. The Vata type is easily aggravated by misuse of the senses. Too loud music, poor lighting, and excessive computer use are factors that aggravate your condition. Although naturally attracted by new experiences, you should

Calming, creative activities such as painting, sewing, etc.

Cold, dry and windy seasons, such as autumn, tend to aggravate it. Vata needs to warm up, eat warm, nutritious, slightly oily food. Hot and steamy baths, humidifiers and moisturizers in general help maintain balance. In general, you also feel relief with saunas (humid and warm).

To gain balance, you need to introduce routine into your life and maintain it, which is one of the most difficult goals to be achieved by this dosha. With the aid of regularity, especially in food and sleeping and waking hours, may reduce discomfort caused by excessive Vata, such as insomnia and exhaustion. The routine should be maintained even when the power is good. Vata is often running around and scammed, unable to pay attention to mundane tasks, frantically doing various things at the same time or talking excessively, jumping about the subject all the time. By slowing down and giving yourself time to think, the Vata will achieve everything you need and you will feel less tired.

Main characteristics:

- Light physical constitution, slim and lean (thin and protruding bones);
- Quickly executes activities, walks quickly;
- Irregular hunger and digestion;
- You are light and interrupted sleep, tendency to insomnia (peak at 4 o'clock);
- Enthusiasm, liveliness, imagination;
- Excitability, change of mood;
- Quickly picks up new information, but also forgets quickly;
- Tendency to worry, nervousness and fear;
- Tendency to have constipation;
- Becomes tired quickly, tendency to push too hard;
- Physical and mental energy manifests itself in jerks;
- Reacts to the world by touch;
- Dry and dark skin on the joints;
- It develops rigidity, arthritis and generalized pain;
- Great flexibility and agility in youth, but low energy;
- Easy tiredness, tendency to exhaustion;
- Spinal problems (scoliosis);
- Maintains irregular habits, omit meals, sleep at variable times;
- Love the agitation and the constant changes;
- Digest the food well in one day and badly in the other;
- You have short-term emotional crises that are soon forgotten.
The Vata must in its day-to-day:
- Seek stability, regularity, safety and depth;
- Maintain routine;
- Oil the skin;
- Do soft exercises;
- To rest properly, to have good hours of sleep;
- Educate and nourish the senses;
- Keep calm;
- Avoid raw and cold foods and eat hot and spicy foods;
- Avoid excessively cold temperatures and keep warm.