Vata Mind-Body Type

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You scores indicate that you are a Vata type. Please read below about the qualities of Vata and tips for staying in balance.
Any imbalances that you may have will most likely be related to Vata, your predominant dosha, since this will be your weakest dosha when streed or tired.
Ayurveda equips you with greater awareness of your own natures and helps you detect and deal with imbalances before illness develops.

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Vata relates to space and air and governs all forms of movement in the mind & body. Space and air are light and easily moved with little resistance. Vata type people usually tend to be thinner with bony limbs and fine, dry skin. Their hands and feet are often cold and dry. They have a variable appetite and they enjoy salty, sweet and sour foods and prefer warm or hot food and drinks. Vata types are creative, enthusiastic, active, alert and are often restless.
Tastes that balance Vata are salty, sour sweet.
Vata is involved in respiration, sensory perception, hearing, speech, processes in the body and movement.

Tips to balance Vata include:

  • Staying warm
  • Working more slowly
  • Taking warm drinks
  • Organising your work in an orderly fashion
  • Getting to bed before 10pm – (before Pitta time), as well as no mental stimulation such as reading or TV after 9.30pm
  • Warm food, favouring sweet, salty and sour tastes, e.g. bananas
  • The main meal in the middle of the day and lighter food in the evening

When in balance a Vata type is imaginative, communicative, sharp, lively and intuitive. They make good artistic, creative team players.