Vata Dosha - Vata, which relates to Prana or life-energy as a whole, is the moving force that keeps everything in the body circulating and working. It's the energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and your heartbeat. Vata moves forward in a propulsive motion, making us active and on the go. We must deal with Vata first and make sure that our lives are moving in the right direction.
- Dosha In balance: There is creativity and vitality.
- Dosha Out of balance: Can produce fear and anxiety.
Characteristics of Vata mind/body type:
- Quick to learn and grasp new knowledge, but also quick to forget
- Tall and a fast-walker
- Tendency toward cold hands and feet, discomfort in cold climates
- Excitable, lively, fun personality
- Changeable moods
- Irregular daily routine
- High energy in short bursts
- Tendency to tire easily and to overexert
- Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balance
- Responds to stress with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance
- Tendency to act on impulse
- Often have racing, disjointed thoughts
- Generally have dry skin and dry hair and don't perspire much
Dosha Out of Balance:
- Tired, yet can't relax, Fatigue, poor stamina
- Nervous, Can't concentrate
- Anxious, fearful
- Agitated mind
- Impatient, Antsy or hyperactive
- Spaced out
- Shy, insecure, Restless
- Cannot make decisions
- Weight loss, under weight
- Insomnia; wake up at night and can't go back to sleep
- Generalized aches, sharp pains, Arthritis, stiff and painful joints
- Agitated movement
- Very sensitive to cold
- Nail biting
- Rough, flaky skin, Chapped lips
- Fainting spells
- Heart palpitations
- Constipation, Intestinal bloating, gas, Belching, hiccups
- Dry, sore throat, Dry eyes
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