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Understanding VATA Dosha

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

A dog with a dominant VATA dosa is characterised by qualities of Space and Air. Vata controls all movements of mind and body.

VATA Personality

A happy, friendly dog who is lively, energetic and finds it hard to stay in one place for long time! Vata dogs are generally good communicators.


Intelligent, Impulsive and quickly learns new tricks. They are easily distracted.


Vata dogs are generally taller or shorter than average with thin and light body frames that reveal prominent joints and bones. Eyes may be sunken and small. The nails may appear rough and brittle. By now if you are thinking a grey hound like dog, you are right!

Vata (Air) resides in the hollow spaces (Space) within the body. Its main locations are brain, nerve tissues, skin, ears, joints, bones and colon. Vata governs movement of energy, therefore it controls breathing, barking, movements in the muscles, transmission of impulses through the nervous systems, circulation, assimilation of food and elimination of waste.

VATA In Balance

When Vata is balanced, your pet will be happy, have good energy, moves about with ease, easy to train and fun to be with.

VATA Out of Balance

When Vata is out of balance in the mind, it can manifest as fear, anxiety and nervousness. Excess Vata can cause dry skin, dandruff, gas, bloating, constipation, arthritis, near-muscular issues, tiredness and impaired circulation.


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