Vata, pitta and kapha known as the Tridoshas are three biological energies responsible for the proper functioning of human beings in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. When the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha reside in harmony within the human body in organs and tissues, the body is in a state of good health. Any imbalance of these elemental combinations is considered the direct cause of disease according to the principles of Ayurveda.

Of the three elements, Vata, literally meaning ‘wind’ energy governs all movement, including muscles, nerve impulses and thought processes. When excessive stress leads to vata imbalance in the body digestion is affected, metabolism slows down and the person suffers from anxiety and sleeplessness. It is necessary to “tame” the vata with proper diet and lifestyle changes that include exercise and meditation.

Listed below are several recipes that use easily available ingredients and bring your vata under control to lead a healthy and peaceful life:

JuicesLiquid diet Soups Vegetables Herbal leaves preparation
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Eamon, Ireland

thank you. this is really helpful and comprehensive. i have a question and it's this; I match all the vata criteria in the dosha test except that I'm not small. I'm six foot and about 13 stone. does this fact make me half pitta or is it irrelevant?