Beyond the Asanas Updates
January 27, 2020
It is Vata season (Fall-Winter) which means those who have Vata as their primary Dosha, may have an increased imbalance during this season. This does not mean however, those with Pitta and Kapha are not subject to the same imbalances. Vata imbalances include: all pain, extreme dryness, unclear, weight loss, anemia, chronic constipation, respiratory disorders, nervousness, impaired memory, fear, anxiety, restlessness, confusion, bloated, stuttering, gas, and dizziness. To help balance the Vata Dosha, eat seasonally, warm cooked foods with mild spices to keep a strong agni, dress appropriately, do mild exercises such as yoga or weight bearing vice excessive cardio, meditate, oil your skin with warm sesame oil, and indulge in warm baths.
January 27, 2020
Vata (Prana-Lifeforce) is the driving force behind the other two Doshas (Pitta/Kapha). It is comprised of air and ether. Vata governs all body and mind movement. It's qualities are dry, cool, light, irregular, mobile, clear/rarefied (Thin), rough, and sharp. Too much Vata can cause nerve irritation, high blood pressure, gas, and confusion. Too little Vata resorts to nerve loss, congestion, constipation, and thoughtlessness.
When the Vata Dosha is balanced a person is alert, friendly, loving, willing to serve, creative, forgiving, happy, joyful, and the life of the party.
When Vata is imbalanced a person may feel pain, have extreme dryness, unclear, weight loss, anemia, chronic constipation, respiratory disorders, nervous, and/or impaired memory.
From an emotional balanced perspective, Vata's are quick thinkers and decision makers, great at improvising, best multi taskers, very creative having many ideas and concepts.
From an emotional imbalanced perspective, Vata's can experience fear, anxiety, restlessness, confusion, bloated, stuttering, gas, and dizziness.
Some causes of Vata Imbalances include chewing gum, excess exercise, exposure to cold wind, disorganized, excessive travel, working at night, and eating junk foods.
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