VATA

In Balance:

Energetic & Creative Mind
Lively
Enthusiastic
Lean Body
Flexible
Strong Initiative
Conversationable

Out of Balance:
Nervous
Anxiety
Panic, Fear
Spacey/Scattered
Insomnia
Constipation
Intolerant of Loud Noices
Feel Overwhelmed/Stressed

Vata Balancing Diet:

  • Eat Larger Quantities Without Overeating

  • All Sweeteners Pacify Vata

  • Low Fat Dairy Products

  • Rice & Wheat

  • Sweet Heavy Fruits - Bananas, Avocados, Mangos, Aprictos, Plums, Berries, Coconut, Figs, Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Melon, Peaches, Pineapples, Kiwi, Dates, Nectorines, Dried Fruits (Limit Apples, Cranberries, Pears)

  • Cooked Vegetables (Limit Raw) Favoring Asparagas, Beets & Carrots

  • Limit Sprouts & Cabbage

  • Spices that pacify Vata include cardamom, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, mustard seed, basil, asafetida, cilantro, fennel, oregano, sage, tarragon, thyme, and black pepper.

  • All Kinds of Nuts

Vata Balance Exercise:
Light exercise that enhance balance and flexibility is best for a Vata body type.

 
Yoga practice should be slow paced and meditative.  Holding asanas longer to create heat.  Eyes focused downward for grounding.

Kirsten Erickson, C-IAYT, E-RYT200, RYT500, iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher, Yoga Wellness North