In this sequence the purpose is to calm the anxiety in our minds, to relieve tension in our bodies, and create a strong sensation of being grounded.
We are madeof three elements known as the doshas. Vata means air. When Vata is out of balance in the body/mind, you may feel ungrounded, anxiety may be high and we need nourishment and warmth.
Signs and Symptoms of Vata Imbalance Is your vata out of balance?
If so, you may be experiencing some of the following signs or symptoms: nervousness, anxiety, panic, fear twitches, tics, tremors, spasms dry or chapped skin constipation, gas, bloating, dry, hard stools low body weight dislike of cold and wind difficulty tolerating loud noises light, interrupted sleep spacey, scattered feeling excess thinking or worrying
General Guidelines for a Vata-Pacifying Lifestyle Enjoy: Live as you would imagine a master would: with calm awareness and a gentle pace. A regular, daily routine with regular times for eating, sleeping, working, etc. A daily 10–20 minute self-massage with ½ cup warm sesame oil.
A gentle exercise routine that includes a calm, stretch-focused form of yoga, Tai qi (tai chi), qi gong (chi gong), walking, swimming (but don’t get chilled) about five times per week. Keeping warm, no matter what the weather. Sweet, soothing music, smells, scenes and company. Vata-reducing oils. Vata-reducing herbs and remedies. Our lives, environments and health change regularly. We recommend that you take this Vikriti test again in about month. Then you can see how things have changed and decide which remedies would be the most beneficial to regain balance. It may be helpful to learn more about vata so that you can understand why following these simple guidelines really can help.