Suffering from any of the following?
All of these health issues are classified as Vata disorders. Vata Dosha gives light (versus heavy), dry, cold, rough, hard, subtle, clear and mobile properties to the body and mind.
Vata is the governing principle of movement and affects the nervous system, joints and bones; especially the pelvic girdle when aggravated.
1) Like Increases Like
When calming Vata Dosha, opposite properties are generally applied: heavy/grounding, oily/moist, warm, smooth/slimy, soft, gross, cloudy and static. Therefore, include in your diet lots of warm cooked grounding vegetable and chicken soups and stews, creamy sauces, healthy oils such as ghee, sesame oil and avocados, warm cooked cereals with soaked moist nuts and seeds.
2) Eat enough
Three square meals and two substantial snacks are ideal.
4) Digestive Spices
When Vata is disturbed, it is difficult to digest food, therefore, prepare your meals with several digestive spices such as ginger, black pepper, salt, cumin, turmeric, oregano, basil, thyme, tamarind and lemon juice.
5) Warm Milk Tonic
Before bed enjoy a warm milk tonic with cardamom, nutmeg, ghee and raw honey.
6) Abhyanga - Traditional Ayurvedic oil massage
ABHYANGA is very important when balancing Vata. For severe symptoms daily apply warm Vata oil or sesame oil to the whole body for 20 minutes before a hot shower.
Massage the whole body so you stimulate various Marma points to enhance circulation and blood flow as well as to open the subtle channels.
Each person has individual needs and while these recommendations may greatly help you, consider taking your health to a greater level by understanding YOUR Ayurvedic body-mind type, your current imbalances, and how to maintain your equilibrium and harmony when you are in balance.
Each season, your body and mind are affected by the changes in the environment and imbalances occur if you don't know how to prevent them by taking the necessary precautions.
If you are suffering from severe symptoms that are interfering with your life, diet and lifestyle changes are likely not enough. It will take the expertise of an Ayurvedic Practitioner to bring you back into balance; it will take Ayurvedic herbs, various herbal preparations and other Ayurvedic treatments.
This is your life. The longer you wait receiving the support you may need, the deeper the imbalance will go and more serious issues may develop.
Healing Your Body Is Your Choice ~ Make It Now!
From the professional and student members of the Colorado Ayurvedic Medical Association