YOU ARE ALL VATA
WHEN IN BALANCE YOU ARE BRIGHT, ENTHUSIASTIC, CREATIVE, AND FULL OF NEW IDEAS. YOU HAVE A NATURAL ABILITY TO EXPRESS YOURSELF AND COMMUNICATE. PEOPLE LOOK TO YOU FOR YOUR VISION AND OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKING.
What is "Vata"?
Vata is your dosha type. What is a dosha? It's simply the Ayurvedic definition for your bio-individuality. In other words it's your body type, which includes your metabolic constitution, your personality, and your physical characteristics.
By understanding what makes us unique, we can make better decisions as they relate to our diet, our lifestyle, and our mental health.
So I'm A Vata. What Does This Mean?
VATA TYPES ARE ANALOGOUS TO AIR AND ETHER. CALM AND SOOTHING LIKE A SUMMER BREEZE, THEY MOVE EVERYTHING AROUND THEM. HOWEVER WHEN OUT OF BALANCE, THE WIND RAGES LIKE A HURRICANE, NEGATIVE QUALITIES QUICKLY OVERSHADOW THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES.
Typical Vata Characteristics:
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE PUSHED YOUR LIMITS?
We often think of our health in terms of symptoms. We have a headache, or indigestion, or skin irritation. However, symptoms are just that, symptoms of an underlying problem or imbalance.
At The Holistic Highway we work with patients to treat the underlying cause of their imbalance and not just their symptoms.
To use an analogy, if you have a headache, we want to determine and treat the cause of your headaches, not just prescribe Tylenol for the pain. This is health-care, not sick-care, and it's the key to long term health, energy and vitality.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF IMBALANCE:
LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS TO GET BACK IN BALANCE:
In order to eliminate symptoms and get back in balance, consider the following recommendations.
Triphala is made up of three fruits and is most commonly purchased as a powder.
Triphala has the following effects:
Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well.
In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems. Triphala has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
The three fruits involved in making triphala are also known for their individual effects:
If you like, you can add 3-4 drops of a pure essential oil such as sandalwood, another cooling oil, lavender or rose to 2 oz. of massage oil. Mix well before use.
Two or three times a week, massage your scalp with warm oil, and let the oil stay for an hour or two before you shampoo. After your shower or bath, apply a pure, gentle moisturizer all over your body or spray your skin with pure rose or sandalwood water to keep your skin feeling cool all day long.
Nutmeg is associated with a long list of health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, detox the body, boost skin health, strengthen the immune system and improve blood circulation. Nutmeg is also believed to possess mild sedative properties that can help those who suffer from insomnia.
A GREAT VATA PACIFYING LUNCH FOR YOU:
Stewed Apples with Dates and Cinnamon, Serves 2.
This comforting home-style dish is great for balancing Vata as cooked fruit is easy to digest, cinnamon is a carminative, an agent that helps break up intestinal gas. Cardamom has been proven to reduce constipation and indigestion.
Ginger root is a medicinal herb used primarily for the treatment of dyspepsia (discomfort after eating), this includes the symptoms of bloating, heartburn, gas, and nausea.
Did you also know that Medjool dates are high in natural sugar as well as potassium to keep you invigorated with energy? Potassium in Medjool dates (by the way they contain more potassium than bananas) builds muscles tone, which Vatas tend to lack.
Cooked fruit is easy to digest and helps keep the body clean.
1. Put all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
2. With a ladle, transfer about a third of the contents, including the liquid, to a blender or a food processor fitted with the S-blade. Blend or process until pureed. Stir the puree back into the pan.
real food isn't made from ingredients
REAL FOOD IS INGREDIENTS.
Enjoy delicious, healthy meals that are specifically designed for the metabolism of a Vata with an Ayurveda Meal Plan from The Holistic Highway.
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Try a meal plan designed just for you with a 14 day trial. If for whatever reason you aren't satisfied with your plan, you can cancel at the click of a button, no questions asked, and never pay a dime. After that, it is just $6.99 a month. What have you got to lose? Sign up risk free below!
"EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, AND AS SUCH, YOUR TREATMENT MUST REFLECT YOUR INDIVIDUALITY." -Watch The Breakthrough TEDx Talk by Kerry Harling, CEO and founder of The Holistic Highway
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