Your Ayurvedic Type: Vata Dosha
The Characteristics of Vata Dosha
Your Ayurvedic type is based on a complex blend of qualities. If you are Vata dominant, you may notice the following characteristics in yourself
To understand your Ayurvedic type or constitution you need to know about the doshas.
What is Your Ayurvedic Type?
The Ayurvedic Doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha
All of us are a blend of doshas, with one dosha dominant, and a secondary dosha supporting that.
Very few people are dominated by just one dosha, and even fewer are a balance of all three.
A combination of doshas is used to describe your prakruti. Your Ayurvedic prakruti would be Vata dominant if you notice most of these qualities in yourself
As an example you may be Vata dominant with Pitta the next strongest influence, and so your prakruti would be Vata/Pitta
The best way to get a proper analysis is by seeing a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.
However, you can also take an online quiz to get a good idea.
You can learn more about the doshas, prakruti and temperament here.
Or if you need to know more about Ayurveda you can go here
Characteristics of Vata Dosha – Learn About Your Constitution or Prakruti
If you are Vata dominant, you may recognize some of the following qualities in yourself
The Characteristics of Vata Dominant People
- Tend to be creative and/or dreamy.
- Often have sharp mind but poor memory, and will be easily influenced by the environment.
- Adapt well, and thrive on change.
- May be prone to anxiety and tend to vacillate a lot.
- Usually have thin frame, or asymmetrical build. May also be very short or very tall.
- Tend to cold extremities, do best in warm, humid places
- Have the weakest constitutions, can become easily imbalanced if not taking adequate care.
- Variable metabolism, ‘hyper’ and ‘hypo’ conditions.
- Have sensitive digestions and should take care to get the nutrients needed.
- Often problems with elimination like variable IBS
- Should avoid cold, dry and rough foods. Also raw and processed food.
- Should try to keep warm and grounded, eating only fresh, well-cooked foods and avoid left-overs which can become poorly digested.
- May become malnourished through fasting or vegan diets
- Tend to manifest imbalances which show up as nervous system disorders – tremors, anxiety, fibromyalgia and psychosomatic problems.
- May be prone to problems with the skin and bones, especially joint problems, lack of flexibility and dryness of skin.
- Stillness helps to calm the mind, and meditation is great way to come back to the here and now.
- Benefit greatly from touch therapies and all forms of massage – as long as good quality oil is used
- Digestive and nervous systems can be easily imbalanced. Need rest and high quality food
Find the Latest Updates on Astrology, Travel, Health & Wellbeing
Fall (or Autumn) is a season of change, perfect for either a gentle detox or just some self-care.
Detoxing can prepare your system for better health throughout winter. Good self-care habits set the foundation for a peaceful state of mind.
According the Ayurveda, the ancient science of mind/body wellness originating in India, seasonal cleansing is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. It can greatly improve energy levels, strength, and immunity.
What Is A Birth Chart?
The Mechanics of The Chart
Your birth chart (or natal chart) is a map of the heaven’s, relative to the time and place that you were born. This map shows areas of strength and opportunity, as well as weakness and challenge. Your birth chart is a powerful tool which can also show how things are likely to unfold through time, as well as what is happening for you at the moment.
How Does It work?
Let’s have a look at a chart to get a sense of what all the lines and symbols mean.
The wheel running around the outside represents the circle of The Zodiac, which allows us to position exactly in the sky where each planet was when you were born. The Zodiac is an imaginary band that is projected out into space from Earth. It is a wonderful tool, because it allows us to know where all the bodies in our solar system are, relative to us.
Astrologers use the chart to create a snapshot of the moment you draw your first breath, mapping the position of the planets back down to earth to make it exactly relative to the time and place of your birth. This then becomes your unique map, or blueprint, and can guide you throughout your life. READ MORE >>