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Dinacharya for Vata Mind and Body Type

Dinacharya for Vata Mind and Body Type

By Vaidya Vishwanath June 09, 2022

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The science of Ayurvedic healing is based entirely on the Panchamahabhuta theory, which states that the entire universe, including all life, is made from the five great elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements form the three biological doshas of vata, pitta and kapha.

  • Vata dosha is formed from air and space
  • Pitta dosha is formed from fire and water
  • Kapha dosha is formed from water and earth

These three doshas control and maintain all functions of our mind and body and are contained within all of us. One specific dosha will always be predominant and knowing which one is important for understanding how to maintain your best physical and mental health. The key to remaining healthy throughout your life is knowing how to balance your specific dosha type. Ayurveda recommends a self-care routine known as Dinacharya for maintaining lifetime health.

Not sure which dosha is predominant, take our dosha quiz.

What does a vata dominant person need to maintain their best health throughout their life? Since vata dosha consists of the elements air and space, their characteristics are cold, light, dry, rough, flowing and expansive. Vata people are usually described as having a petite, slender body with delicate facial features and soft skin, as well as a mind that is energetic, creative and spiritual. Their moods are highly changeable and depends on things like the weather, people around them, and the foods they eat.

People with a vata predominance are naturally intuitive, imaginative and light sleepers. Their minds are easily distracted and it’s difficult for them to follow a regular self-care routine. However, following a daily self-care routine is the one significant thing that actually helps keep them in balance. Vata people love irregular routines and will often eat and sleep at different times. It is their irregularity that causes vata to become unbalanced. By following a regular dinacharya selfcare routine the vata energy becomes more balanced.

Dinacharya for Balancing Vata Dosha

Morning Routine

  • Regularly wake up before sunrise every morning
  • Proper rest is minimum of 8 hours sleep
  • Drink 2 cups of warm water
  • Make a habit of proper elimination or bowel movements
  • Practice gentle yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation
  • Brush your teeth and scrape your tongue
  • Gandusha (oil pulling) with Valiya Arimedas Tailam – 1 tsp.   
  • Nasya (nasal oil drops) with Anu Oil- 2 drops per nostril
  • Abhyanga (oil body massage) with vata balancing oil - Dhanwantharam oil
  • Shiro Abhyanga (oil head massage) with vata balancing oil - Nilibhringadi Hair Oil
  • Warm shower or bath using Ayurvedic Skin Care Soap
  • Throughout the day, maintain feeling of relaxation both physically and mentally

Midday Routine

  • Have only freshly cooked meals containing all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, and astringent)
  • Avoid raw food, cold beverages, and dry foods
  • Have foods that are moist and oily
  • Eat only until your stomach is 2/3 full
  • Walk 100 steps after lunch then take few minutes rest sitting with eyes closed
  • If tired in the afternoon, then a short nap is okay for vata type person

Evening Routine

  • Practice meditation after work and before dinner to release stress
  • Eat light dinner with ghee
  • Have gap of 2 – 3 hours between dinner and bedtime
  • Before bed read inspirational books or listen to them
  • Go to bed before 10pm
  • Practice being calm and relaxed before bedtime

New Vata Dinacharya Kit recommended by our Ayurvedic expert Vaidya Vishwanath.

Vata-Dinacharya-Kit

Vata Dinacharya Kit Includes:

  1. Valiya Arimedas Tailam
  2. Dhanwantharam Oil
  3. Nilibhringadi Hair Oil
  4. Anu Oil
  5. Ayurvedic Skin Care Soap

If you have any questions about our new Vata Dinacharya Kit, contact julie@kottakkal.shop.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shop. We will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.

Author

Kottakkal Support

Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.



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