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Liam says: "When Vatas are out of balance they can have trouble sleeping, get anxious and suffer dry skin and irregular digestion."
Liam says: "Vatas should choose warm, oily, heavy foods such as whole grains, stews and soups.
According to Ayurveda, all natural systems, including our bodies, are regulated by three functional principles called doshas: vata, pitta and kapha.
For vatas, I choose tulsi for its warming nature and licorice for its moistening quality.
Those who lean towards the scattered and anxious side of stress should consider balancing vata. Vata is formed by air and ether, therefore vata aggravation can cause dryness, cold symptoms that move around the body, gas, popping or cracking joints, and mental exhaustion, over-stimulation, flightiness and dementia.
The basic theory behind Ayurveda is that there are three fundamental types of human beings - Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Ayurveda works on the principle of three main personality types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
When balanced, vata types are imaginative, energetic, adaptable, quick to understand, good at communicating and very idealistic.
Vatas can get addicted to over-exercising and should actually exercise in moderation.
These doshas, called vata, pitta and kapha, consist of the five elements which make up the universe around us - earth, fire, water, air and ether.
Whether you are naturally a vata, pitta or kapha, when our dominant dosha is balanced, we are the best versions of ourselves.
Notice in contrast the different terminology, when in Tirumantiram 727 (707) yoga practiced at dusk is said to remove phlegm (ai);(28) at noon, the treacherous wind (vata); at dawn, bile (pitta)--allowing the yogin to escape old age.