Category Archives: Vata Dosha

What is a Dosha?

doshaA dosha is a Sanskrit term that represents one of the main concepts behind traditional Ayurvedic medicine.  It is sometime referred to as a “bodily humor” in English, but even this has vague meaning. Continue reading »

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Sweet Potato, Kale and Brown Rice Scramble

sweet potato and kale recipeDuring the fall and winter months I can never find enough ways to get my sweet potato fix.  Here is a simple, delicious and versatile recipe that is nourishing for all body types and soothing to the soul.  Continue reading »

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Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Therapy

happy1A unique element of Ayurveda is the concept of Rasayana or Rejuvenation Therapy.  Although detoxification and cleansing therapies are growing more and more popular each year, the equally essential Rejuvenation Therapy is not as well known.  In this article I will take you through the theory of Rasayana (rejuvenation) according to Ayurveda; along with the benefits, techniques, indications and contraindications that go with it. Continue reading »

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Ojas-Increasing Oatmeal Recipe

healthy oatmeal recipeOjas, according to Ayurveda, is the biological energy that is responsible for our energy, vitality, longevity, immunity, softness and glow. During the fall and winter seasons, Vata tends to increase, depleting Ojas in the body and leaving one fatigued, unmotivated, dried out and prone to sickness.  If you are suffering from feelings of depletion, this recipe is a great way to start to regain your vitality for the fall and winter to come. Continue reading »

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Golden Milk Recipe

golden turmeric milk Another Ayurvedic favorite of mine! This nourishing and grounding drink is a lovely way to end the day. Golden milk is great for calming Vata dosha, which has a tendency to become unbalanced during winter and fall months. However, this nourishing tonic can be taken at any time of year!  Continue reading »

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Vata Dosha

vata doshaVata Dosha is the energetic force in the body that is made up of the Air (Vayu) and Space (Akasha) elements. It is said to govern all movement in the body, including circulation and respiration. Manifested of Air and Space, the qualities Vata possesses are rough, dry, light, mobile, clear, subtle and cold. Hence, an individual with a predominant Vata constitution or prakrtti, as it is known in Ayurveda, will also possess these qualities. Continue reading »

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Vata Diet Chart

spicessIf you are of a Vata constitution or else have a strong Vata imbalance, then here is a chart that will help you to decide which food types to consume and which ones to avoid.  Since Vata is related to the air and space elements in the body, these favorable foods will help calm the nervous system and reduce excessive fear, anxiety, gas, bloating and constipation.  Continue reading »

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