The three doshas are the energies that make up every individual and they govern and control our general disposition. Although these doshas are not visible to the naked eye, their effects on our body are quite visible and feel it. Each person is born with a combination of these doshas which constitute our general temperament and each individual’percentage of dosha may not sames that is why we do not have same in physical and mental charectors if so then the persons have less or more in common physical and mental charectors. The goal is to find the perfect mind-body balance for optimum health and happiness. To achieve that balance, you need a balance of diet, exercise, and lifestyle. The doshas derive from the Five Elements Space, Water, Earth, Air, Fire and their related properties.
Vata dosha reflects the primary qualities of Space and Air. Vata is responsible for all communication and movement in the body. The qualities that define Vata temperament are light, dry, changeable, quick, cold & subtle just like the wind and air. If your Vata is predominant these are some of the qualities that define you.
You have a slender body and a light temperament.
You are naturally quick, fun, enthusiastic.
You are creative and versatile by nature and love change and movement.
Problems like dry hair, dry skin, and light sleep patterns are common in predominant Vata personalities.
You have a delicate appetite that is easily disturbed.
You like to express yourself in words and chatter.
You are the center of attention in a crowd and love to daydream.
You cannot stick to one thing for too long.
You prefer hot and humid climate over cold and windy regions.
These are some of the attributes that a person of predominant Vata might display. But most of the times individuals have a combination of doshas define the general temperament of a person. If your Vata is predominant, you are a person who loves traveling to different places and exploring sights. Entertaining, artistic pursuits, dancing and other such endeavors come naturally to you. Vata governs body's life force and gives motion to Pitta and Kapha. The Vata dosha controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain.
Vata is an important dosha since if Vata goes off balance then that can lead to an imbalance in Pitta and Kapha too. More than half of the diseases are due to an imbalance in the Vata. And once you have Vata in balance, Pitta and Kapha will also attain stability. Toxic emotions such as jealousy, intolerance should be avoided to keep Vata in balance for optimum health. Everything you do affects the balance of the doshas. Due to certain environmental influences can alter the doshas. Vata suffers an imbalance due to an excess of everything.
Excess of certain kinds of foods, weather condition, change, stimulants can put your Vata in a tumult. So what happens when Vata is in an imbalance?
Feeling of anxiousness and nervousness.
Indecisiveness and a wavering mind.
Forgetfulness and memory lapse.
Insufficient sleep and difficulty in sleeping.
Experience frequent mood swings and emotional imbalance.
Constant digestion and appetite problems.
Chronic fatigue and tiredness.
These are some of the issues that an imbalance in Vata can lead to. Ailments like Arthritis, Insomnia, Restless leg syndrome, Asthma, and Constipation are related to excess Vata. Eating too much of spicy food or living in extremely cold climate can aggravate the imbalance of Vata. Excessive stress and a negligible amount of relaxation also lead to an imbalance in Vata.
In order to find a mind-body balance, it's important to monitor your lifestyle, habits, diet and environmental stimulants. Decreasing the intrinsic quality of Vata will automatically balance your Vata which leads to good health. Since doshas are affected by external influences and stimulants, you need to control them. A necessary alteration of diet, lifestyle, routine that is suited to Vata is in control.
Ayurveda advocates that different food have different properties that directly affect us and alter our emotions and moods. So, according to each person's dominant dosha, certain foods can only worsen the imbalance. In case of dominant Vata qualities, cold food and hot atmosphere is appealing and quintessential. So, dry and windy climate and spicy food are not conducive for people with predominant Vata qualities.
Excessive consumption of food that is bitter, spicy and astringent contribute to Vata imbalance. Food that is sweet, salty are warm and moist and pacifying. Add easily digestible foods like warm milk, fruits, herbal tea, steamed and starchy food and mild spices. Avoid over exposure to the wind and cold and listen to soothing and calming music. Sleep is extremely crucial, try to get at least 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis. Do not get too worked up and try to indulge in relaxing and fun activities every now and then. You can also practice certain asanas in Yoga that are intended to control the increase in Vata. A balance in your Vata is what the goal should be so that people can attain a pleasing temperament.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Ayu Nutrients products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advise, diagnosis or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs please see a qualified health practitioner.