Vata is made up of the two elements space and air and can be identified as the Wind element. Vata is the principle of movement and change. The amount of space affects the ability of the air to gain momentum. If unrestricted, air can gain momentum and become too forceful, such as a hurricane.
People with a predominance of Vata in their nature tend to be thin, light, quick in thoughts and actions and always on-the-go.