The doshas refer to the three biological energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that govern all our physical and mental processes. These energies are derived from the five elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. The presence of three doshas is visible through out the human body and mind ranging from complex biological functions to personality traits.
One of the three doshas made of space and air, characterized by movement, coldness, lightness and dryness in the body. The qualities of vata dosha include dry, cold, light, subtle, clear, rough, and mobile. These qualities are visible through out the human body and mind ranging from complex biological functions to personality traits.
It is the energy of ‘movement’ and governs all the actions of our body and mind, including the movement of our limbs, speech, respiration, waste elimination, and neurological functions.
Light weight, very tall or short in height, dry and rough skin, curly dry hair, rough and weak nails, small eyes, walk fast, talk fast, variable appetite, dislike cold and dry weather.
Qualities of Vata individuals
Creative, adaptable, enthusiastic, imaginative, spontaneous, artistic, strong communicators.
Qualities of imbalanced individuals
Restless, irrelevant talking, confusion, inclined towards fear, anxiety, depression, disorganized, ungrounded, grasp things quickly but forget it soon, earn easily & spend impulsively.
Arthritis, crackling or popping joints, muscle stiffness, body ache, tremors, emaciation, constipation, gas, bloating, loss of sleep and strength, intolerance of coldness and dryness.
Ways Vata Becomes Imbalanced
Irregular routine, sleeping late at night, excessive intake of dry diet, loud talking, worry, grief, and excessive exercise.
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