The Vata dosha, the combination of air and water elements, tends to be thin, creative, and energetic. Of the three dosha constitutions—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—the Vatas can become a creaky jointed, itchy, cold, anxious mess without the proper balance of food, yoga, and lifestyle choices.
There are plenty of ayurvedic resources and practitioners available for a deep dive into these universal elements as they pertain to you. For now, this is a quick primer for the Vata dosha.
Here are a few techniques to offer balance when the Vata type goes a little haywire.