Keeping the Vata Dosha balanced is considered key to staying healthy. It is claimed that around 80% of diseases happen because of a Vata imbalance.
Vata controls all movements and activities in the body, from the inhale and exhale, to digestion, circulation, etc.
Vata is composed of Air and Space, which are synonyms of movement and potentiality. It’s cold, rough and moving.
To balance it you need to bring the opposite qualities.
The seat of Vata is in the lower abdomen.