Vatas are highly creative and can receive vast amounts of insight, and can be the visionary behind any business. Vatas are often very creative, and have many great ideas, innovations, and things they want to do. The problem for them can be poor follow-through, and starting many tasks, while leaving many unfinished.
Meditation can be very useful for vatas, especially those who suffer from hyperactivity. When vata-types get excited or to focused on the future they usually leave a funny trail behind them: open doors and windows, lights left on, and forgotten bills.
Vatas are often lanky and long, or shorter than average. Typically they have difficulty maintaining an average weight, though another vata symptom is fluctuating weight. They can be very short or very tall, seldom are they average in stature, and there is usually some irregularity to their proportions: very long or short legs, a long torso, abnormal rib cage, long spine, short arms. Vatas also tend to have bad teeth that are very crooked. They are prone to have dry, coarse hair and brittle nails. Their skin tends to be darker for their race. They have small, thin features.
Many vata types are prone to anxiety disorders, constipation, and dry skin. Vata types benefit from regularity in routine, warm and cooked foods, massage and meditation.