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Vata Pacifying Practices for Fall

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Vata Pacifying Practices for Fall

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Sep 02, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MDT
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About the Event

We all need healing. And we need to take responsibility for our healing process.

Ayurveda is not just an ancient science of preventative health and healing but also a philosophy of living.

Aspects of our destiny are inscribed at birth, but it is worthwhile to remember that we may alter our fate through our practice and the daily choices we make, the power of our will, and our capacity for self-reflection.

As understood by Ayurveda, the doshas embody our genetic blueprint and are linked to the stars, planets, and the elements of space, air, fire, water, and earth.

Prana, the life force in the body, when out of balance expresses as vata - with the attributes of dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, mobile, clear, and astringent in taste.

Vata dosha is a mobile force and is influenced by the air and space element.

When out of balance, a vata can push us in the direction of isolation. It can express as inconsistent and awkward behavior, innate worries, and insecurities. 

The ancient textbooks describe vata as a degenerative force said to dry out the body and mind causing premature aging and death. 

And on the bright side, when vata is attended to and kept in balance, it has great potential to offer profound spiritual understanding and inspired creativity. Dedicating time and effort to learn and practice ways to pacify vata is worthy of our time and effort.

If you are experiencing a Vata imbalance, it may manifest in several ways. 

Here are some common disorders that show an increased state of Vata in the system.

Common Vata Disorders

  • Constipation
  • Gas and bloating
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty sleeping through the night
  • High anxiety, worry, and fear
  • Quickly fluctuating emotions
  • Restless mind
  • Extra sensitive nervous system
  • Dry, rough skin and hair
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor circulation (cold hands and feet)
  • Popping or cracking joints
  • Arrhythmia
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Malabsorption
  • Emaciation

Common Causes of Vata Imbalance

  • Traveling
  • Stress
  • Anxiety, worry, fear
  • Lack of sleep
  • Eating too little for your body type
  • Too much movement (jumping, jogging, racing around)
  • Too much talking
  • Dry, light, cold, and raw foods
  • Spicy, bitter, and astringent foods
  • Leftover food
  • Lack of a daily routine (sleep times, meal times)
  • Going to bed too late
  • Caffeine and other stimulants
  • Refined sugar
  • Suppressed urges (flatulence, burping, sneezing)
  • Too many activities, overexertion
  • Over-stimulation (prolonged loud noises, bright lights)
  • Prolonged exposure to cold and/or windy conditions

Once you have discovered the cause, you can then work on removing it. Unfortunately, the longer the provocation, the stronger the imbalance will be. This means that the treatment time will increase for more chronic vata disorders.

Whether your imbalance is lifelong or just manifested - come and learn 11 simple and powerful Ayurveda tips to help pacify vata dosha and support your body and mind to find a state of balance.

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