Vata the windy dosha
The attributes or characteristics of Vata (wind or air) are primarily dry, cold, light, subtle, rough, and mobile (movement) or agitated. These characteristics are visible to us in nature…the drying, cooling, lightening and agitated properties of the wind. Attributes we naturally associate with Autumn.
When our Vata is balanced we demonstrate characteristics that are energetic and enthusiastic. Our mood is good and accepting.
However, because Vata dominates the Autumn season, the qualities of Vata naturally also dominate the season. Not just in our environment, but also in our body and mind. And because of this we’re more likely to experience an imbalance (especially if Vata is our predominant dosha!)
The symptoms of the Vata dosha being imbalanced include:
Difficulties with sleep, experiencing dry skin, hair, and nails. Possible loss of weight. Increases in levels of anxiety. Experiencing flatulence and constipation. Being more ‘airy’, ungrounded and easily loosing focus.