Your Dosha Results
Your constitution type is Vata
Governing flow & movement, your personality type is The Creative One with overall qualities of cold, light, dry, rough, irregular, mobile, quick, and changeable. Air is your representative element.
Vata is responsible for all of the movements that take place within the body -- from how we walk, how we breathe, and how we eliminate. When it is well-behaved, its specialty is maintaining a kind of regularity to these movements, while allowing for a healthy amount of creativity within the established rhythm.
A healthy person with a Vata-predominant constitution is creative and often a "big picture" kind of person. They often multi-task and have a tendency to be hyper-aware, with a keen sense of awareness for their environment and those around them.
How do you know when Vata is imbalanced?
The home site of Vata dosha in the body is the large intestine, so when Vata accumulates too much, it typically shows as constipation.
As the Vata continues to get out of hand, signs will appear other places as well, in the form of insomnia, shoulder aches, and indecisiveness.
- Smooth, moist, sweet and warm foods will soothe vata in the body.
- Avoid: raw, dry, "airy" (e.g. bread) and too much crunchy foods like nuts.
- Good foods: Bananas, soup, creamy yogurt, ghee and oatmeal are great meal options
- Room temperature water, not iced or boiling hot
Simply add 1 tsp to water, coffee, or your favorite smoothie.
Simply add 1 tsp to coffee, tea, or your favorite smoothie.
Simply add 1 tsp to water, smoothie or tea.
|Common traits||Dry, Light, Cold||Oily, Hot, Light||Heavy, Slow, Cold|
|Work type||Type A||Mostly Type A||Type B|
|Comforting foods||Astringent, Bitter||Sour, Pungent||Sweet, Salty|
|Balanced when ...||Clear perspective, Creative, Artistic||Discernment, Sharp memory, Joyful||Gentle, Emotinally in tune, Strong endurance|
|Imbalanced when ...||Anxious, Spacey, Moody, Insomnia, Stiff muscles, Constipation||Judgemental, Angry, Controlling, Inflammation/breakouts, Hot flashes, Skin rashes, Diarrhea||Fearful of letting go, Set in ways, Depression, Obesity, Congestion, Excessive sleep, Irregular bowel|
|Triggers for imbalance||Not being true to oneself, Eating on the run, Spreading self too thin||Overworking, Eating while angry, Overheating activity (workouts)||Sedentary lifestyle, Emotional eating, Storing of emotions|