Ayurveda - Vata
The vata dosha is made up of two elements –air and space. The air and vitality or prana’s functionality is to control the body systems and movements. Vata can be correlated to the nervous system of the body. Certain properties that we can find in vata constitution *very active and full of enthusiasm *talks and walks swiftly *may suffer from sleeplessness *known for inconsistency and unsteadiness *flickering mind and haste decision *tall and thin-long bones & hair *dry skin & hair
MonicaB’s Lassi Recipe | 1 part plain, full fat yogurt – 1/3 cup is good to start 2 (vata, pitta) or 3 (kapha) parts water ginger powder, cardamom, honey, all to taste Use a whisk or hand blender and CHURN!! For about 2 minutes. It will get liquidy and a little frothy. Pour into a cup and you can sprinkle extra cardamom on the top if you want. MM!
The Sweet taste is considered by Ayurveda as the most important of all of the six tastes and should be eaten in the largest quantity. But by Sweet, Ayurveda means naturally sweet foods including milk, ghee, rice, grains and legumes, as well as sweet fruits, dates, honey, maple syrup and jaggery.
VATA DOSHA - Vata is a dosha that quickly goes out of balance (and quickly back into balance) but a good hug from a loved one or friend can bring the ourt-of-sorts vata person back to center. A warm oil massage will balance and calm vata almost instantly, whether you do it yourself or go to a massage therapist. Vatas are also very sensitive to sound afterall, there’s not much in the ears except air and space, which is what vata is made of! Lots of vata lives in the ears, so if the wrong radio st
One of the benefits of yoga is creating a balance within oneself. There are yoga poses that benefit many things that trouble individuals and one area with which yoga can be particularly helpful is anxiety. By turning one’s focus in to their breath and their body’s movement, these 10 yoga poses can to relieve anxiety.
Ayurveda has developed a very simple dietary program - the SIX TASTES. It teaches that all six tastes (Astringent, Bitter, Pungent, Sour, Salty and Sweet) should be eaten at every meal for us to feel satisfied and to ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented. Much of the wisdom of Ayurvedic nutrition rests on the tip of your tongue, literally!
VATA Fruits & Vegetables - Ayurveda states that a person should choose his diet depending on his dosha. So, a person in whom the Vata dosha is dominant should eat diet, which will pacify the Vata dosha. Here are some suggestions on which fruits and veggies to include and which to avoid in a Vata balancing diet.