Balancing Vata Dosha

If your score was highest for VATA (ether and air):

When in balance, you can be spontaneous, creative, and energetic! When imbalanced, you may feel anxious, ungrounded and overwhelmed. You may also have an overactive mind, poor sleep, and weak digestion.

Our recommendations:
Ayurvedic Protein® Dosha-Balancing Blend Powder in Vanilla Spice flavor 

Mix 1 serving with 8-12 oz nut milk in saucepan on low heat. Add ½-1 TBSP coconut oil or ghee. When warm, pour into your favorite mug for a grounding, nourishing elixir.  Breathe. Sip. Repeat. Take up to 2 servings/day. Can be consumed any time of day, especially between 2PM-6PM (Vata time of day).

Delicious Vata Dosha Recipes:
Ayurvedic Protein® Golden Milk for a Restful Sleep
Ayurvedic Protein® Vegan Cookies
Ayurvedic Protein® Stress-Fighting Pancakes

Lifestyle Tips for Vata: 
Vata characteristics include cold, light, dry, rough, quick and changeable - like the wind! Thus, to balance these characteristics, stick with the opposites: warm, heavy, smooth, slow and consistent. Choose foods that are sweet, salty and sour.

  1. Enjoy Restorative, Yin or slower-paced Hatha yoga classes or simple stretching
  2. Perform grounding breath practices daily, such as Alternate Nostril Breathing.  
  3. Eat cooked, heavy, oily foods - this doesn’t mean go at that fried chicken basket! Think stir-frys, soups and stews, steamed veggies and the like. Avoid raw foods like salads.
  4. Engage in slow/moderate pace exercise. Try limiting or avoiding high-intensity workouts.
  5. Perform a body massage (abyanga) with sesame oil - it is warming and grounding.
  6. Drink warm beverages upon waking, throughout the day, and at night. Think hot teas and Ayurvedic Protein® Golden Milk (recipe above).