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Hinduism - What Is Vata?

 


 Vata("air") is a Sanskrit word that means "to breathe." 

One of the three humors (tridosha) in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medical system, together with pitta ("bile") and kapha ("phlegm").

Every individual has all three humors, but one is generally dominant, and this distinguishes a person in certain ways, notably in terms of health, digestion, and metabolism.

The element of air is associated with Vata, which is fast, light, and dry.

Vata humored people are believed to have fast thoughts, light bodies, and a constant need to be doing something.

At the same time, they lack substance and, if not handled carefully, may quickly degrade.


~Kiran Atma


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