VATA Dosha - Calm your Vata this Fall Season
Vata is the movement Dosha and is represented by air.
It controls all movements in the body including chewing, nerve impulses, breathing, muscle movements, urination/bowel movements, and menstruation are all controlled by Vata.
Ayurveda gives great importance to seasonal changes because it’s a science that is built on circadian rhythms. Vata season is officially here and this is a period of transition and to know and live Ayurveda means you are supported our bodies’ need to stay in tune with nature’s intelligence.
Vata holds the energy of air and ether (space) elements and governs movement, coordination of thought, nerve impulses, breathing, pulsation of the heart, creativity, and flexibility.
If your mind is active and imaginative, if you’re detailed-oriented and on-the-go, then you might have a Vata constitution. When Vata’s internal energy is stable and regular routines are in place, Vata becomes inspired, focused, accomplished, and productive.
Vata moves like the wind and changes direction often so a lack of consistency in schedule disturbs a Vata’s internal energy (Prana). This leads to anxiety, nervousness, feelings of overwhelm, lack of follow through, insomnia, and dry skin. For example, you have a twitch in your eye, you have insomnia and anxiety, you have bloating /IBS/ constipation/ diarrhea, or your period disappears.
PHYSICAL SIGNS OF A VATA IMBALANCE:
- cold hands and feet
- aversion to cold and wind
- irregular appetite
- low body weight
- aversion to loud noises
- irregular menstruation
MENTAL SIGNS OF VATA IMBALANCE
- racing mind
FALL IS VATA SEASON IN AYURVEDIC LENS
As summer humidity starts to wane and the Northeast experiences an impressive annual show of colorful Autumn leaves, you may find some signs and symptoms which indicate that you might be experiencing an aggravated Vata Dosha. You should incorporate routine and strategies to put your Dosha back to your holistic balance to reach an ideal lifestyle and optimum health and experience the best version of yourself again.
- Practice Neti pot, Nasya, and Abhyanga
- Get to bed before 10 PM.
- Follow a Vata-pacifying diet.
- Practice meditation
- Declutter work and personal space at home
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