Vata: made up of the elements of space and air Vata has the qualities of lightness, irregularity, dryness, rough, thin, cold and movement. This body type’s structure has a tendency towards being thin, light, dry skin with visible muscles, tendons and veins they are either very tall or short. Their personality is energetic, enthusiastic, creative, cheerful and outgoing; they tend towards emotions such as fear, worry, anxiety, and stress.
When Vata is out of balance and are eating foods that are a similar nature to there make up (such as dry foods, cold foods raw foods and irregular eating habits) then they tend towards constipation, dry skin, high blood pressure, cramps, loss of energy, lower back pain, insomnia, aches and pains, nervous system and hormonal disorders. Although fear, worry, anxiety and stress are a natural tendency for Vata people it becomes a problem when these start to dominate one’s life and are in excess causing mental and physical disharmony.