VATA ENG

”Like the wind – In constant movement”


Remember that you have all the three doshas in you, Vata/Pitta/Kapha. A unique combination of the three makes your constitution. Often one or two of them are dominating. That means that you can recognize you in some or everything below. Click here for Pitta and Kapha. Which dosha do you need to balance now? 


Element: Air, space
Managing principles: Movement, communication.

Time of year: Fall – Winter.

Time of day: 2pm – 6pm, 2am-6am.

Year, dominant: 50/55 – old age.


Vata oil (in treatment):
A synergy with 12 essential oils. Oils like Basilica, Lavender, Fennel, Marjoram, Geranium, Orange, Mandarin, and Sandalwood.

Warming oils that soften, moisturize and warm Vata. Give nutrition to dry skin and calms a worried mind. Good for headaches, trouble sleeping, stress and tension in muscles and joints. Recommended for everyone during winter time and/or at night time.


Body: Light, thin.
A Vata is often cold, cold hands and feet.

Skin: Thin, dry, lack of moist and oil, tired, early age signs, dark skin tone, easy tanned.
Vata skin care for face, see here.
Oil for the body; sesame oil, neutral massage oil, Vata oil. See here.

Hair: Dry, rough, curly, brown. Vata shampoo, see here.

Eyes: Small, close together, blinking, green.

Main organ: Colon.

Vatas placement in the body: From feet to navel.


In balance: Quick in thought, movement, and action. Lively, Enthusiastic, energetic, spontaneous and flexible. Sympathetic, outgoing and creative.

In imbalance: Worried, nervous, impulsive, stressed, fragmented, impatience, plan less. Bad confident and decisions anxiety. Pain in muscles and joints. Constipation.

Causes of imbalance: Overwork, overstimulated, stress, sudden changes in life, travel, time zones, irregular habits, lack of sleep.

Stress reaction: Worry, memory loss.


Eating habits: Irregular appetite and digestion.

Food: Drink boiled, hot water and eat warm cooked food, especially in winter time.

Spices to balance Vata; Ajwain, fenuegreek, fennel, ginger, chamomile, cinnamon, cardamom, clove,cumin, star anise. 

Sleep: Little need for sleep, light, worried.

Balance Vata: REGULARITY!


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