Understanding The Basics Of Each Dosha: Vata
Vata: Formed by Air and Space elements.
Part of Body: Special Seat - Large Intestine
Other parts: Waist, Hips, Ears, Bones and Skin.
Qualities: Dryness, Lightness, Coldness, Roughness, Minuteness, Movement.
Functions of Vata: All movements (movement of blood in blood vessels, movement of nutrients, movement of air in lungs, locomotion movements of hands and legs, etc.).
In normal state Vata is responsible for:
- Regulating respiration process
- Regulating all locomotor movements
- Regulating all activities of mind
- Regulating speech
- Initiating natural urges (tears, urination, sneezing , coughing, vomiting, yawning)
- Proper functioning of sense organs
Symptoms Showing Increased Vata:
- Blackish discoloration
- Desire for hot things
- Bloating, fullness or distention of abdomen
- Loss of strength
- Loss of sleep
- Loss of sensory functions
- Irrelevant speech
- Dizziness or giddiness
Symptoms Showing Decreased Vata:
- Debility of the body
- Decreased speech
- Loss of sensation and consciousness
Text - Ashtanga Hridayam
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