Vata – is the mode of movement, it is also the interaction of ether and air.
It is reflected in thought, nervous impulse, gas, blood, food and bodily waste processes.
Vata has seven characteristics: cold, light, changeable, flexible, dry, rare, and uneven.
The excess of Vata can lead to nervous fever, high blood pressure, flatus, as well as chaotic thoughts and confusion. Deficiency of Vata leads to destruction of nervous cells, constipation, weak metabolism, and energy malfunction. It can also lead to inadvertence and unconcern.