10 Things Only Vatas Will Understand - Yoga Journal

10 Things Only Vatas Will Understand

Does Ayurveda make your head spin? Here, Sahara Rose Ketabi, Ayurvedic practitioner and author of the forthcoming Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, breaks the vata dosha down into terms we can understand.
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The Vata dosha comprised of air and ether energy. It’s light, free-flowing, spacey, and sometimes forgetful. Vatas are known to be multi-passionate, frequently starting more projects than they can finish. They’re flexible and dynamic, which others can sometimes see as flakey and unpredictable. They are the most creative of the doshas and the true visionaries of society. The hardest part for them is knowing which vision to stick to. 

When Vatas are in balance, they are creative, idealistic, and artistic. When Vatas fall out of balance, they become anxious, fearful, and unable to sleep. If you’re a Vata, you will likely relate to some of the following situations. I know all too well, as a Vata myself. (Take our Dosha Quiz now to discover your own mind-body type.)

About Our Expert
Sahara Rose Ketabi is an expert in the mind-body connection. She is the author of the Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, as well as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sports Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach. She internationally known for her unique blend of ancient Eastern healing methods and modern western nutritional science with plant-based recipes and has spoken at events such as Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign at Harvard Medical School. Discover your mind-body type on her quiz at eatfeelfresh.com and follow her on Instagram @EatFeelFresh for colorfully delicious recipe inspiration and sacred self-care rituals.