Ayurveda: Vata Type

Vata-Type people are generally thin and find it hard to gain weight. Because of this, Vatas have very little energy reserve and can tire easily and get themselves out of balance. Vatas need to get sufficient rest and not overdo things, stay warm, and keep a regular lifestyle routine. Vatas are creative, and get bored easily. Think about a hummingbird as a very Vata-like creature, very light & airy, going from one thing to the next quickly & unpredictably.

Vata Type people are generally creative, and spontaneous. They are lively & fun, they get bored easily, and they are often visionaries. Celebrities who are dominant in Vata include Gwyneth Paltrow, Barack Obama, and Jim Carrey.

The Vata dosha controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain. When Vata is out of balance, anxiety and other nervous disorders may be present. Digestive problems, constipation, cramps, and even premenstrual pain usually are attributed to a Vata imbalance.

The most important thing to know about Vata is that it leads the other doshas. Vata usually goes out of balance first, which causes the early stages of disease. More than half of all illnesses are Vata disorders. Balancing Vata is important for everyone, because when Vata is in balance, Pitta & Kapha are generally in balance as well.

P.S. to your continued Health & Happiness

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