Non-Pharmacological Techniques For Vata Imbalance

FAVOR

  • Calming aromas such as lavender, neroli, bergamot, geranium and orange essential oils.
  • Cultivate quiet, peace, and self-love.
  • Defusing unwarranted fears and anxieties.
  • Gentile exercise such as walking, yoga, tai chi etc.,
  • Moderate use of saunas, steam baths and hot tubs if possible weekly once or twice.
  • Regular morning and evening meditation.
  • Regular warm, gentle, soothing touch using warm sesame, almond or jojoba oils.
  • Rhythmic, soft and slow music including classical music, Indian melodies, and chants.
  • Tranquil colors used in clothing and the environment such as deep blue, orange, red, green, purple, magenta and yellow.
  • Warm, nourishing foods abounding in the sweet, sour and salty tastes.

AVOID / REDUCE

  • Excessive consumption of raw vegetables and fruits or green leafy vegetables.
  • Excessive indulgence in emotional events one after another.
  • Excessive running, jumping, pedaling and other forms of fast-paced exercise created by the desire to lose weight.
  • Excessive travel especially by airplane.
  • Insufficient periods of quiet, contemplation and meditation.
  • Not obtaining sufficient sleep.
  • Performing work after dinner that causes mental or physical strain.
  • Spending excessive time on the telephone or in front of a computer.
  • Staying up late at night.
  • Too much contact with friends and acquaintances.

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