(Vāta Doṣa): One of the three biological humors or psychophysiological energies described in Ayurveda. It is made up of the elements akasha (Ether) and vayu (Air). The Charaka Samhita (the most revered Ayurvedic text) defines vata dosha as: dry, rough, cool, lacking weight, very tiny, always moving, and unbounded. People with more vata dosha in their constitutions tend to be thin and have slender frames, prominent joints, delicate skin that is naturally dry, and dry, voluminous hair. “Quick” and “lively” are words that characterize their thoughts, speech, and actions. They are very friendly. They have an airy way of walking and light laughter. They are light sleepers and gravitate towards warm environments. They like change and are very mobile. Creativity and enthusiasm are hallmarks of balanced vata. Change and mobility are keywords for vata dosha people.