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The basic principles of Ayurveda include balancing the three basic Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each Dosha is made of two of the five elements of nature. The five elements are air, space, fire, water and earth.

Vata (air and space) body types generally tend to be thin, with a slender frame and prominent joints, delicate skin that is naturally dry.  They are a combination of the elements air and space. People with Vata dominate dosha are quick and lively in thought, speech, action, and make friends easily. They are quick to change, and there is an element of airiness in their approach to life. Sleeping and digestion often are erratic due to their airy nature. They can have difficulty establishing regular eating and sleeping patterns, and gravitate towards warm environments.

Creativity and enthusiasm are hallmarks of balanced Vata.

Unbalanced Vata tends to become scattered, anxious, fearful, and usually have digestive problems such as gas, bloating, IBS, and or constipation.

To balance Vata
  • Keep warm
  • Keep calm
  • Avoid raw foods
  • Avoid cold foods
  • Avoid extreme cold temperatures
  • Eat warm foods and spices
  • Keep a regular routine
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