Attributes of Doshas in Individual - VATA (energy of movement)

Updated: Nov 1, 2020



People who are primarily Vata are able to consume whatever foods they like without gaining weight, in actuality, they are often deliberately trying to gain weight but find it hard to gain either muscle or fat. Vata people are usually small-boned, with defined joints that are often heard to crack, they are either exceptionally tall or extremely short. They are generally affected by dry hair, nails and skin.


Vata people will often have crooked teeth. Their thin skin results in dark circles under their eyes and they feel cold most of the time. Back problems and abnormalities of the bones often affect Vata individuals.

They also often show an interest in spirituality and the esoteric and any other outlet that gives them the option of thinking outside of the box. Their heads are filled with millions of idea’s and they are known to speak very rapidly. Indecision and frequent change of mind is another identifying trait of Vata individuals.


Vata’s are prone to over analysis when it comes to ideas and situations. They exhibit a restless energy and are prone to bouts of anxiety, panic attacks and nervousness. If you identify with these traits the likelihood of you being a Vata is a strong one. Take note of the fact that you can be more predominantly Vata in your body or in your mind.

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