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Ask Ayurveda: How do you Treat Vata and Pitta at the Same Time?

internal-and-externalDear Ask Ayurveda:

I was hoping you could talk to us a little about how to balance BOTH Vata and Pitta at the same time.  This is particularly tricky for me as my constitution is almost 50/50. If I am feeling Pitta aggravated and I follow the traditional cooling food/lifestyle recommended for Pitta, sometimes it will go too far and I will then become Vata aggravated. My Pitta friends tell me they struggle with this as well. Western culture can be so Vata aggravating with too much computer, video, travel… They are often dealing with Vata aggravation, even though their constitution is quite Pitta.  I’m sure there are few Vata folks out there too who sometimes have trouble staying balanced in the summer, as typical Pitta reducing advice can be too cooling for them.  How do we balance the two?  Running Hot and Cold,  BC  Canada Continue reading »

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How to Balance Vata Dosha

shirodharaVata dosha is the energetic force in the body that relates to the Air and Space element.  Vata governs over all movement including circulation, respiration and perception.  Unfortunately, being the only dosha which possess the ability to move, Vata is typically the easiest and most common dosha to become elevated or imbalanced.    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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