Vaata constitution

People of vaata constitution are, in general, physically underdeveloped. Their chests are flat and their veins, muscle-fibres and tendons are visible. The complexion is brown, the skin is cold, rough, dry and cracked. There usually are a few moles present, which tend to be dark. Vaata people generally are either too tall or too short, with thin frames which reveal prominent joints and bone-ends because of poor muscle development. The hair is curly and scanty, the eyelashes are thin and the eyes lusterless. The eyes may be sunken, small, dry, active and the conjunctiva is dry and muddy. The nails are rough and brittle. The shape of the nose is bent and turned up. Physiologically, the appetite and digestion are variable. Vaata people crave sweet, sour and salty tastes and like hot drinks. The production of urine is scanty and the stools are dry, hard and small in quantity. They have a tendency to perspire less than other constitutional types. Their sleep may be disturbed and they will sleep less than the other types. Their hands and feet are often cold. These people are creative, active, alert and restless. They talk fast and walk fast but they are easily fatigued. Psychologically, they are characterized by short memory but quick mental understanding. They will understand something immediately, but will soon forget it. They have little will-power, tend toward mental instability and possess little tolerance, confidence or boldness. Their reasoning power is weak and these people are nervous, fearful and afflicted by much anxiety. Each constitutional type also exhibits certain patterns in interactions with the external environment. Vaata people tend to earn money quickly and also to spend it quickly. Thus, they tend to remain poor. People having a Vaata constitution are prone to diseases listed under Vaayu-shaamak, Vaata-naashak and Apaan-vaayu mudras


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