nimble, quick, light, cold, subtle, rough, dry, not viscous
Vata is life force itself and, so, is the most powerful of the bioenergies. Vata is located in the bladder, the large intestine, the legs, the head, the chest, the throat, the stomach, the navel, the heart and the circulatory system. When Vata is out of balance, disorders are quick to follow. It controls the processes of movement, emotions, nourishment (eating, drinking and breathing), retention and elimination, preservation of bodily tissues as well as sensual and mental activity.