Vata Dosha controls movement. Vata’s motion allows the body to digest, send nerve impulses to and from the brain, circulate blood, and breathe. Vata refers to Vayu/air, and Akasha /ether and space. Aakash is the empty space that makes it possible to differentiate and identify items within the space.

Pure Vata qualities or type are:
Quick & Active
Imaginative & Creative
Enthusiastic- are fast to understand, also quick to forget.
Irregular habits, can forget to eat, poor digestion, tends to constipation.
Irregular rhythms and timing. Energy often expresses in bursts, therefore tires easily.
Build tends to be thin, often light haired
Mood swings: worries, excitable, vivacious, anxious.

Shamanic Dialogues

The mind-like the wind- is a hard mistress.  She turns every which way; turbulent, twisty, erratic.  Finding shelter from the storm becomes imperative, especially in seasons of change when the world is neither hot nor cold, and we are neither fish nor fowl. Part of the underpinnings for fall and spring is the Ayurvedic- Vata… Read more »

Fiery New Moon Moving Initiating Winter Solstice

Astrologly Notes  We are jumping into this New Moon cycle with the Moon’s fiery birth in Sagittarius, and Uranus, the planet of all things un-expected, shape-shifting, and sudden- finally going direct, after its six months of backward motion.  You might see great ideas opening up, especially if you put something on the back-burner in July. It’s a… Read more »

Ayurvedic Massage oils

Ayurvedic Notes: Massage is good for every imbalance and a wonderful centering tool.  It tells the body that it is cared for.  There are massage oils ehlpful for each Dosha  If you know you are Pitta Dosha (tend to be fiery, sharp, type A, ambitious,) use sunflower or sandalwood oils because they have cooling properties.  If you are… Read more »

Vata Pakriti (Constitution)

Vata is composed of air and ether.  It’s main qualities are: cool, mobile, dry, light, and subtle, giving vitality to the body through its distribution and direction of the different energy systems: nerves, respiration, elimination and circulation. Because movement is inherent in most of what a Vata type does, there is a great deal of… Read more »

Vata Dosha (Imbalances)

In the Northern Hemisphere, Vata usually increases during fall, early winter, and late spring when the cool, windy, dry weather aggravates the already cool, dry, airy Vata, emotionally as well as physically.  If you have a propensity to carry lots of Vata energy, then self care becomes even more important in fall and late spring,… Read more »

Foods to Pacify Vata Dosha

*Eat warm, cooked and heavier foods, such as stews, preferably with some sweet (squash), salty, and oily properties. *Spice foods with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, black pepper, and cumin. *Reduce dry, light, (popcorn & crackers) cold, bitter, and astringent flavors. *Reduce or eliminate stimulants (coffee, coke, & nicotine). Find soothing teas instead *Reduce intake of most… Read more »

Yoga to Pacify Vata Imbalances

Generally, for those with a Vata constitution, or during times of Vata imbalance, creating a Yoga Practice that quiets, and warms, is more sustaining. Vata generally deals with lots of movement, and like the wind is dry, light and cool. Vata naturally inceases between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 AM and PM, the shift… Read more »

Autumn Rhythm

Autumn people deal with endings, and fertilizing the next cycle.  Pay attention to what has value, and what must be released. It is a metal element; restrained, serene, barren and graceful, like the skeletal structure of a tree against fading autumn light. Dealing with this ending cycle, autumn bodies tend toward the perfection of getting… Read more »