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Dinacharya for Vata Body Type

People with a Vata predominant dosha are extremely natural, intuitive and imaginative. Creativity is the key driver for these people and being self immersed in their work, they tend to forget about their other chores as a part of their daily routine. They are known for their imbalanced routine which causes many health issues, including arthritis, headache, indigestion, anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia. Vata people tend to exert themselves a lot throughout the day and being overly active without taking proper rest leads to a detrimental side effect on their body. Thus, it is vital to follow a Vata pacifying daily routine.


Those with vata dosha have a thin, slender and petite physique with delicate and soft skin. They are light sleepers and tend to get distracted easily, thus it is difficult for them to follow a daily routine and highly necessary as well. Their Ayurvedic Daily Routine should consist of dry and raw foods. Avoid intake of cold and junk food as a part of daily diet as Vata people tend to fall sick quickly.


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Morning Vata Routine


Vata people should wake up early in the morning and consistently every day at the same time. Adequate amount of rest and sleep of 8 hours is very important to regain and restore energy as Vata people tend to exert more energy. Relaxing both physically and mentally for organs to function and body to be healthy is vital in the longer run. Detoxify your internal organs by drinking a warm glass of water as soon as you wake up for proper elimination and excretion. Add a few drops of lemon juice and organic honey to it. Once that is done, sit for prayer or meditation for 10 to 15 minutes, to temporarily disallow any worldly thoughts in your mind to channelise positivity, solitude and holistic nourishment of your mind, body and soul. Daily massage your body with nourishing aromatic oils such as almond oil to revitalize blood circulation providing warmth to your body. Bathing should be a consistent activity everyday to stay fresh and clean. Once that is done, consider practicing Vata pacifying yoga asanas, equivalent to brisk walking and light exercise. 


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Prefer eating a healthy breakfast before 9.30 am inclusive of cereals, milk, fruits and nuts to gain energy. While indulging in daily chores throughout the day, don’t forget to take breaks in between to avoid overexertion which can aggravate your Vata dosha. Prefer having lots of warm liquids like soups, hot water, teas to avoid dehydration.


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Mid-day Vata Routine


In order to retain balance a mid-day routine has a crucial role for Vata body types. Prefer having lunch everyday by 12.30 in the afternoon for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients into your body. Without disturbance of any sort caused by television, media or traffic. Ensure eating warm foods that are fresh, organic, seasonal and cooked properly. Avoid foods filled with preservatives and artificial chemicals. After eating, sit peacefully for 5 to 10 minutes and give your mind and body some rest. Take a short walk for 10 to 15 minutes for proper digestion. People with Vata body constitution feel more energetic after eating, hence its vital for them to calm themselves for proper digestion.

Prefer taking a break or short nap for 20 to 25 minutes. It is crucial for Vata dominating people to be surrounded by warmth and heat in their offices and home.


Evening Vata Routine


After a long day of work, sit quietly and meditate for a while before sunset to feel stress-free and relaxed. Thereby prioritizing just yourself to instill calmness and solitude for 5 to 10 minutes. Relish a lighter dinner consisting of soups and salads in a serene environment with people you are close to such as family and friends to cherish an affectionable ambient vibe and live in the moment, away from the hustle and bustle.

Again after having dinner, sit calmly for sometime and take a stroll around for 5 to 10 minutes for easy digestion. Avoid being over stressed due to intense work because that level of exertion can affect your body constitution negatively especially post sunset. Read an inspirational book to feel motivated and pleased. Take a warm bath before going to bed and make sure to go to sleep before 10 pm.


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