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Vata Dosha


Vata is associated with hollow organs such as the intestines and the lungs.
Keeping these organs clear of gaseous toxins and waste will maintain healthy Vata dosha.

Elements: Ether (space) & Air (wind)

Physical attributes: Thin, wiry, dry, sinewy, delicate, lithe, cold, irregular, chest breather, shaky

Emotional & mental attributes: Energetic, nervous, quick thinking, light sleeper, dry humor, airhead, mobile

Imbalances include but not limited to:

  • Hardened Lymph Nodes

Glandular Disorders (Hyper)

  • Gas, bloating
  • Dry skin & joints (arthritis)
  • Constipation, weight loss
  • Poor circulation
  • Muscle spasms, shaking & cramp
  • Asthma
  • Cold hands & feet
  • Insomnia
  • Tinitus
  • Anxiety, Fear, Shame, Irritable
  • Indecisive

Remedies include but not limited to:

  • Hydration! ~ Electrolytes – Essential Fatty Acids – Probiotics (as needed)
  • Eat cooked food in bowls such as soups, stews, Broths, oatmeal
  • Root vegetables
  • Avoid dry, crispy, crunchy foods
  • Create a daily routine – dinacharya (wake, meditation, exercise, eat & sleep)
  • Apply oil to the body and feet for grounding
  • Meditate on TRUST
  • Practice grounding exercises
  • Practice breath work (Pranayama)
  • Stay out of the wind (if you can’t, then find solutions in Ayurved)
  • Avoid caffeine & alcohol in excess (switch to Green Tea)
  • Avoid sugar (switch to local honey) 
  • Avoid gluten
  • Avoid table salt (switch to sea salt) 

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