Vatas should wake by 6 am, breakfast by 8 am, lunch b/w 11 am –12 pm, supper by 6 pm, sleep at 10 pm on your back. Pittas wake up by 5.30 am, breakfast at 7.30 am, lunch at 12 pm, supper by 7 pm, sleep by 11 pm on your right. Kaphas should wake up by 4.30 am, breakfast by 7 am, lunch by 1 pm, supper by 8 pm, sleep by 12 pm on your left.
Depleted kapha, poor immunity, low sex drive, sleep problems, mood swings, digestive issues, depression, changes in the menstrual cycle are signs that the adrenal glands are unable to cope up with stress. Practice Yoga, Nadi Shodhana, and Yoga Nidra, calm vata and rely on herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shilajit and Triphala for a stronger, healthier gut.
Juice cleanses are not recommended for Vata types because they tend to have a weak digestive system and raw juices will make them bloat and cause tiredness. Juice fasting with cooling and blood purifying vegetables is a good option for Pitta types. Kapha types can go on a juice diet for 2- 5 days, and they will immediately feel the positive effects on their body.
Virechana Karma is a medicated purgation therapy which removes Pitta toxins from the body and is recommended in cases of Chronic Fever, Diabetes, Asthma, Joint disorders, Digestive disorders, Hyper acidity, Headaches, Gynaecological disorders etc. It should be avoided in small children, the elderly and in cases where digestive fire is weak.
Vata - Boil 2 quarts of water for 5 min, take off heat, add 3 mint leaves, 1/2 tsp fennel seed and 1/4 tsp marshmallow root. Pitta - Boil 2 quarts of water for 2 min, take off heat and add 1/4 tsp fennel seed, 2 rose buds and 1 clove. Kapha - Boil 2 quarts of water for 5 minutes. Take off heat, add 3 basil leaves, 2 slices of ginger, 1/4 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp fennel.
The natural defense mechanism of the body works best when the doshas are in right balance. Particular type of Dosha alone or in combination can be dominant in every individual right from one’s birth and also one’s way of living has effect on the dosha balance influenced by the lifestyle factors which involves diet, physical work, stress etc. However, there are several sub-division of the three parent Doshas viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Ayurveda has described three main body types or Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Those with vata dosha must practice sun salutations, forward bends, half spinal twists and more, yoga asanas for pitta dosha type are cobra position, tortoise pose and moon salutations and kapha body type: headstands, locust, half-moon positions and bow positions.
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Benefits of Triphala Churna: Rich in antioxidants, calms Kapha and Pita, treats diabetes, cures skin diseases, improves taste and eye sight, treats chronic fever, relieves laziness, treats obesity. Ingredients: Amla, Haritaki and Vibhitaki. Dosage: 1 – 3 grams with honey, ghee or warm water, before food. Triphala tablets and capsules - 1 - 2 tablets once or twice a day, before food.
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