What is Vata Dosha
In Ayurveda which is the Medicinal Branch of Vedic Knowledge a body has three major constitution. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Dosha(Fault) and Prakriti(Nature) are words used to describe the constitution. So if a person has Vata Constitution then it is also known as Vata Dosha or Vata Prakriti.
Vata Dosha is when natives have more prominence of Air and Ether Elements in the body. Elements are better described in article: Elements and Astrology.
Diseases related of Vata Dosha
Vata Dosha causes diseases related to gastric problems especially flatulence, possible headaches, knee problems, diseases related to movement, dry skin and hair, constipation, lower back pain, dry coughs, nervous disorders, stress disorders, fatigue and even arthritis.
Astrological Factors To Check Vata Dosha
Vata Dosha is highly likely for people born in Ascendant which has Windy Signs like Gemini Sign, Libra Sign or Aquarius Sign. It is also likely if Moon is in one of the Windy Signs. Besides that Jupiter and Saturn are known to cause Vata Dosha and placement in Ascendant or Windy Sign is sure to create Vata Dosha.
There are Ayurveda Questionnaire which can be used to ascertain if a person has Vata Dosha or not. One of the easiest method is to check if native frequently contracts one of the above mentioned diseases then he is sure to be under the influence of prominent Vata Dosha.
Diet to Intake
Natives with Vata Dosha should try to intake items like Garlic, Ginger, Mint and Asafoetida in adequate proportions. Also diet like Spinach, Onions, Green Beans and Coriander. Also natives must try consuming Oil especially 1-2 spoons of Castor Oil to totally remove Vata Dosha.
Diet to Avoid
Natives should avoid Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Lettuce, Cauliflower, White Beans and Red Meat.
Vayu Mudra and Shunya Mudra can help reduce excessive Vata Dosha in the body. Do not exceed for more then 5-10 Minutes or there could be problems.
Kapal Bhati Pranayam and Ujjayi Pranayam.
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