As per Ayurveda, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are the three energetic forces or the “three doshas” that form the constitution of an individual. Each of them fulfills their specific roles. Vata surveys the mobile nature of wind energy; Pitta is liable for the transformative nature of fire energy and Kapha reflects the binding nature of water energy.
For a healthy and balanced functioning of the body, the three doshas must be in equilibrium with each other. Any imbalance in between the doshas dominates the other two doshas, making an individual accessible to diseases.
The following blog will help you understand Vata and its properties in brief.
As mentioned above, Vata has associated with wind i.e. air element and looks after the energy of movement. It is also linked with creativity and flexibility. It supervises the movements such as the flow of breath, pulsation of heart, muscle contractions, tissue, and cellular mobility as well as communication throughout the brain and the nervous system.
Characters of Vata
One can identify the predominance of Ayurveda Vata in an individual through its physical and emotional characteristics
Symptoms of imbalanced Vata
Prolong stress or depression imbalances Ayurveda Vata which may show uncontrolled activity by the brain and body. The hyperactive brain induces anxiety and sleeping disorders. It may further disturb the eating habits resulting in unintended weight loss and irregular digestion.
If you detect the above mentioned early symptoms of imbalanced Vata, don’t be anxious. All you have to do is slow down and find time for self. You can meditate, go for a walk, read a book or get a massage done, etc. Another way to balance Vata includes not skipping the meals as irregular eating habits disrupt the digestion. Also, try to sleep early. If you follow a regular lifestyle during imbalanced Vata, it doesn’t let you get carried away into ethers.
Since these aren’t enough to balance Ayurveda Vata, the following recommendations may help you:
Nutritional guidelines for Ayurveda Vata
Ayurveda believes that eating food that has a balancing effect on the dominant dosha will help in pacifying the aggravated dosha.
Since Ayurveda Vata is light, dry and cooling, one should favor food that is oily, warm or heavy in nature. Elude pungent, bitter or astringent food; instead, choose sweet, salty and sour tastes as they help in subduing the aggravated Vata.
Adhering to the subsequent recommendations to pacify aggravated Vata:
For more information on the same, get in touch with an Ayurveda doctor. You may also learn about Ayurveda from Ayurveda schools in Kerala.