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. 

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Your constitution type is Vata

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.

Lifestyle
Rest is the number one medicine for calming Vata. We recommend sleeping at regular and consistent hours and getting ~8 hours of sleep daily. Regularity is the name of the game; keep to a consistent schedule to stay grounded.
Exercise
If exercising, stick to gentle workouts like yoga, swimming or light walks. Going too hard at SoulCycle can aggravate Vata types, making imbalances even worse.
Diet
  • 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 
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Vata Kit

A scoop of this and a sprinkle of that, this Vata kit targets the large intestine, and will help get you grounded and back in that magical groove.
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Ginseng
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Boost Energy
Ginseng is an adaptogenic root, known to be particularly great for those that are more Type A, and live by the "work hard play hard" mentality. If you want to feel invigorated and full of energy sans caffeine, Ginseng will be a great herb for you.
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Energy Booster
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A summary of the three Dosha types
Vata Pitta Kapha
Spirit symbol Vata Balancing Air Pitta Balancing Fire Kapha Balancing Earth
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
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