It is very vata to…
- Be hungry at any time of the day or night
- Love excitement and constant change
- Be sensitive to cold, dry, windy weather
- Go to sleep at different times of the night
- Skip meals and keep irregular habits in general
- Digest food well one day and poorly the next
- Tend towards exhaustion from overworking or over-exercising
- Display bursts of emotion that are short lived and quickly forgotten
- Spend money quickly and find it hard to save
- Be highly social, and like to mix with all types of people
Vata out balance results in…
- Worries, overactive mind, sleep problems and difficulty breathing.
- Dry coughs, sore throats, earaches and generalised fatigue.
- Slow or rapid digestion with gas, intestinal cramps, tendency for poor assimilating and weak tissue.
- Intestinal cramps, menstrual discomfort, lower back pain, irregularity of bowel – constipation and gas to diarrhoea, in a changeable manner.
- Dry or rough skin, nervousness, shakiness, poor blood flow, and stress-related problems.
How to balance Vata
- Abhyanga (daily ayurvedic massage with sesame oil).
- Warm temperatures.
- Warm, cooked foods (less raw foods).
- Early bedtime, lots of rest.
- Favor warm, oily, heavy foods and sweet, sour, and salty tastes.
- Reduce light, dry, cold foods and pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.
- Regular daily routine.
- Avoid stimulants.
- Regular, daily elimination.
- Stay warm in cold, windy weather