Vata is comprised of Air and Space and is the energy of action and moves things through our body. It is the lightest and most mobile of the Doshas. Vata qualities are dry, rough, light, cold, subtle and mobile.
Vata types tend to be slight in build with prominent joints. Due to the quality of mobility, their weight may fluctuate and sleep patterns may change. Sleep tends to be restless and light. Vata types are talkative and often use their hands while talking. They may jump around from topic to topic as their minds are constantly buzzing. They tend to think ahead instead of being in the moment. Vata types are quick thinkers, intuitive, imaginative, artistic and love adventure. They are active but tire easily. They’re eating habits are irregular as well as their digestion. Vata types are often cold and prefer warm, humid weather. When imbalanced, Vatas may become anxious, worried, insecure and fearful.