Ritual Balancing for Vata


What is Vata. The word vata means to blow or move like the wind. Consisting of the elements air and ether, it is the principle force of motion in the body and mind.


When vata is healthy, the movements of the body are graceful, unimpeded, and yet controlled. When out of balance it calles Vata Dosha, the movements become erratic, excessive, decreased, or blocked.


Qualities of Vata:

Cold ,Light, Dry, Irregular, Rough, Moving Quick, Changeable


If Vata dosha predominates, movement and change are characteristic of your nature. You tend to always be on the go, with an energetic and creative mind. As long as Vata is in balance, you will be lively and enthusiastic, with a lean body.

While our society encourages rushing and multitasking, Vatas are particularly vulnerable to becoming imbalanced and ill when they don’t have a daily routine that includes regular periods of both rest and activity. When you accumulate too much of the Vata elements of space and wind, this imbalance can manifest as illness, including anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, and digestive disorders. However, by creating a nurturing daily routine, you can restore and maintain balance and radiant health.


A balanced Vata feel


Happy

Enthusiastic

Energetic

Flexible

Creative

Adaptable

Open

Spontaneous

Motivated

Intelligent

Vibrant

Vivacious

Sensitive

Resilient

Exhilarated


An out-of-balance Vata feels

Anxious

Restless

Depressed