Vata represents the movement (symbol: Antelope). Vata is responsible for willpower, for inspiration and expiration, sharpness of the senses, the balance of the tissues and transmission of nerve impulses.
People with strong Vata are light weight and a light body build, are full with new ideas and full of creative energy. They have a very sensitive nervous system. Since they are physically and mentally more active, they do not rest easily. They are generally less resistant to stress.
Some characteristics of Vata in the balanced state:
- Fast in accomplishing activities
- Tendency towards dry skin
- Irregular hunger and digestion
- Quick learner and a good short-term memory
- Aversion to cold and windy weather
- Tendency to worry and light sleep
Typical causes of Vata disorders:
- Over-exertion and stress
- Change of seasons
- Long travel
- Irregular eating
- Going to bed late at night
- Strong feelings of sadness, fear or shock
- Regular consumption of Vata-enhancing foods such as sour fruits, dry fruits, all sorts of cabbage, very bitter and pungent, also raw and cold food, chickpea, pulses, millet, corn, ray and large portions of cheese and meat.
Typical symptoms due to excessive Vata are weight loss, dry skin, nervousness, fear, joint pains, forgetfulness, restlessness and overall reduction in performance.
In case of Vata disturbance or Vata aggravating food we suggest you to add Vata Spice Harmony Blend to your food.