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Updated: May 18, 2023

In our last blog we started the conversation about Ayurvedic medicine and Doshas.

If you would like to read that blog, click here!

In this newest blog, and the next few blogs to come, we will discuss each dosha in more detail.

Today we will start with the vata dosha, enjoy!

In Ayurveda, the Vata Dosha is one of the three main Doshas that make up an individual's constitution. It is responsible for regulating bodily functions associated with movement, including circulation, respiration, and digestion. Those with a dominant Vata Dosha tend to have a restless nature, are creative, and have a high energy level when balanced.

Understanding your personal doshas can help you maintain optimal health through diet and lifestyle choices. we will take a closer look at the Vata Dosha and how to keep it in balance.

Characteristics of Vata Dosha

As mentioned earlier, the Vata Dosha governs all movements in the body, including breath, circulation, and digestion. The Vata Dosha is also responsible for maintaining the body's heating and cooling mechanisms, as well as sensory perception.

Individuals who have a dominant Vata Dosha tend to be thin, flexible, and creative. They're usually quick thinkers and are always on the move.

When out of balance, Vata Dosha people are prone to anxiety, insomnia, and depression. They may also experience physical symptoms such as joint pain, dry skin, bloating, gas and constipation.

Balancing Vata Dosha

To keep the Vata Dosha in balance, it's important to create a routine that focuses on grounding, warming, and nourishing practices. Here are some tips to help:

balance your Vata Dosha:

1) Practice Yoga: Yoga poses that ground and stabilize the body, such as standing poses or forward bends can help calm a restless mind, and bring balance to the mind-body.

2) Warm foods: Vata dosha individuals should consume warm, cooked foods like soups, stews, steamed vegetables, and grains. Incorporating warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cumin can also help balance this dosha.
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3) Herbal teas: Warm herbal teas, such as ginger tea, chamomile tea, or licorice root tea, can help soothe the nervous system and aid in digestion. Shop for organic herbal teas HERE.

4) Regular Routine: Establishing a consistent daily routine can help calm the Vata Dosha. This includes setting a regular sleep schedule, eating meals at regular times, and creating a daily self-care practice.

5) Massage: Abhyanga, a traditional Ayurvedic self-massage technique, can help ground the Vata Dosha. Use warm Vata Body Oil for a therapeutic massage that stimulates circulation and nourishes the skin. Shop for massage tools here.

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In conclusion, understanding your Dosha constitution is an essential part of living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. By incorporating practices that balance the Vata Dosha, you can cultivate a sense of groundedness, ease, and creativity in your mind-body.

Also, just like you, we are on a journey of learning and growth as well. Our goal for this blog is to pass on any information that helps us on our journey through life and hopefully it helps you on yours.

We Trust you enjoyed this blog as much as we did and don’t forget, You’re Worth It!

Until next time,
Beth & Will

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