General Characteristics

When out of balance

Vata influencing areas of the body are the colon, brain, ears, bones, joints, skin. Hence Vata types are susceptible to diseases such as, cold or aching joints, dry skin and hair, emphysema, arthritis, constipation, flatulence, tics, twitches, nerve disorders and mental confusion.

When this Dosha is out of balance, Vata types have a tendency to become anxious, nervous, indecisive.

Take Ashwagandha to help loss of energy. Boswellia and Guggul for joint conditions. Triphala is excellent for constipation.

Stay away from cold and dry foods such as beans, red meats and prefer well cooked vegetables, cheese and milk, wheat bread, banana, soy beans. 
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A gentle Swedish massage will help calm a Vata. Use Calming Massage Oil. Apply oil to the legs and feet, a very essential area for grounding and calming Vata.

Try Yoga, low impact aerobics, golf, hiking, baseball.