Your true Ayurvedic constitution does not change over time. Each of us has a unique combination of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha within us that is unequivocally our own.
According to Ayurveda, our constitutions are established at conception, cemented at birth, and remain stable throughout our lives, serving as a personal reference point for optimal health, informing who we are at the most fundamental levels. Though imbalances may occur due to improper diet and lifestyle and climatic changes one’s constitution tends to remain stable and unaltered.
Vata individuals are typically very tall (or sometimes very short), very thin, and are often underweight. They generally have protruding joints and scanty dry hair.
They have the qualities that many people associate with air – changeability, mobility and dryness. They are unpredictable, energetic and enthusiastic. They generally have poor memory and concentration. They can also be impulsive and don’t keep friendships or relationships. The Vata mind tends to be restless, and even a bit scattered.
They have irregular appetite and often tends towards constipation. They often have a very hard time falling asleep and tend to sleep the fewest hours of anyone. Vata types are short on stamina and need to be careful not to over-extend themselves.