How do I calm down my vata?

How to Reduce Vata:

  1. Avoid cold foods & drinks and go for warmth.
  2. Favour nourishing foods over light food.
  3. Smooth over rough always aids in combating the problem of vata imbalance.
  4. Moist over oily and dry food is the best way to keep your vata balanced & strong.

What should be avoided in vata dosha?

People who have a Vata dominant body type should always avoid fasting, performing strenuous physical activity, going for chiropractic treatments or working in a closed air-conditioned surrounding. They should also avoid dry, light and cold foods and foods that have a bitter, pungent and astringent taste.

What is a vata personality?

IN BALANCE Vata personalities are energetic, vivacious, joyful, friendly, open-minded, free in spirit, embrace change and learn easily, are clear and alert, sleep long and lightly, have balanced digestion, good circulation and an even body temperature.

What time should vata go to bed?

2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
The Ayurvedic clock

Time Dominant dosha
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. vata
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. kapha
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. pitta
2 a.m. to 6 a.m. vata

What time should vata wake up?

Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Wake Up Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. This is a vata time of day; the atmosphere is infused with lightness and clarity, which helps us to more easily awaken. Equally important, this time of day is regarded as being the most conducive for creating a connection with our deepest inner nature and consciousness.

Is banana good for vata?

According to Ayurveda, an aggravation of Vata dosha is the cause of wrinkles. Banana help control wrinkles and improves skin texture by balancing Vata. This is due to its Snigdha (oily) nature.

How much sleep should vata get?

between seven and eight hours
Because sleep has the property of gravity (heaviness, earth), Kapha people (those whose constitution has a predominance of the elements of earth and water) need no more than six hours of sleep, Pitta (those with a predominance of fire and water elements) between six and seven hours, and Vata (those with a predominance …

Can vata be overweight?

For people with vata dosha the problem generally is that of underweight rather than overweight. They cannot properly absorb nutrients. However, they can become overweight when imbalanced if they attempt to eat sweet, oily foods in an attempt to calm their vata imbalance.

What should vata eat for breakfast?


  • A power-packed meal of eggs and buttered toast is always a winning choice for vata and can be served with sautéed veggies or fresh avocado, if desired.
  • Hot cereals—things like oatmeal, rice porridge, cream of rice, and cream of wheat—are also excellent choices.

Does milk increase vata?

Ayurveda recommends daily consumption of milk for all healthy individuals and for all ages, it pacifies vata and pitta dosha and increases kapha dosha.