Vata dosha is made up of the elements ether and air making it the lightest of the doshas.
In Ayurveda, Vata governs the nervous system and all movement through the mind and body including our thoughts. When Vata dosha is in harmony it brings a sense of lightness, creativity and adaptability to change, but what happens when Vata dosha becomes imbalanced through day to day living or a change in our environment?
With qualities similar to the wind: light, mobile and drying - we may begin to experience these same qualities through the symptoms of dry skin, dry hair and a sense of ‘spaciness’. Also feeling light headed, anxious or depleted of energy.
These can be our cues to rest, to adjust our diet and to soothe Vata dosha.
What you can do:
Take in the sights and sounds of nature. A tranquil lake, green grass and the shade of the trees all help to soothe the senses and create a sense of calm.
*Specific dietary recommendations are available through a personalised consultation suited to your dosha. You can find out more here
Herb in Focus: Lemon balm
'A cup of lemon balm tea - fresh from my garden.
I love the lemon scented fragrance and the refreshing, soothing taste.'
A sweet nutty treat...
full of nutrition, quick to make and delicious!
With so many choices in herbal teas - there is always a new variety to discover.
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The information in Nourish Notes is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat diagnose, prescribe or heal any health condition or to replace standard medical treatment or advice.