Vata Dosha: Our natural Artists and Healers

If you’re reading this, you may already know that an ancient science exists that logically explains how the subtle humors shape our body, mind and energy. Of the 3 Dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) our Butterfly / Antelope type friends are poetry, art and dance in motion!

Vata is movement, the art of going, creating and doing! See below to learn more about how Vata presents itself and how to keep it from getting scattered, cold and dry.

Of the 5 Elements. Vata is Space and Air - moving

Qualities: Cool, dry, mobile, light,


Body characteristics: Most often thin with narrow frame. Long neck, long bones. Possible difficulty gaining weight.

Personality: Fast moving, fast speaking. Very energetic, and creative.

Physical challenges: Prone to constipation, chronic immune challenges, weakness in the nervous system, poor circulation.

Emotional challenges: Fear, worry, anxiety. Overwhelmed under stress, difficulty staying focused, scattered.

Qualities to Balance Vata: Heavy, moist, warm, stable.

Taste to balance: Sweet, sour, and salty.

Color to balance: Yellow, green, white, orange, gold, sky blue; warm earth colors.

Spices: Warming spices; ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and cumin, but not extremely hot spices like cayenne pepper.

Aromas: sweet warming oils that soothe the mind and emotions and enhance serenity; sweet orange, geranium rose, ylang ylang, frankincense.

Vata gives us our gifts of Creativity, enthusiasm and inspiration. We love our delightful Vata characteristics in ourselves and those around us!

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