Aggravated Vata dosha in the body is seen through physical symptoms such as dry skin, dry scalp, unintentional weight loss, insomnia, dark circles, farting, gas, joint pains, increased internal inflammation on joints. All the pains in the body comes down to three major problems
- Joint Pain
- Anxiety or Palpitations
Insomnia Ayurveda Treatment
Sleepless Vata is a trademark symptom of stress. Vata Prakriti people enjoy only roughly a 4-hour sleep. When the energy goes out of balance, even a four-hour sleep is not possible for them. They cannot get into a deep sleep.
Scrolling mobile, rolling all the way to the bed, engaging in some thought processes are quite common during bedtime. The best sleep medicine for Vata dosha is Ashwagandha milk or ogestern lehyam. They both can regulate their sleep to normal levels.
Insomnia can be cured with evening self-abhyanga too. When you massage yourself with thick, hydrating oils like almond oil, argan oil, sesame oil, or thick coconut butter every evening or before going to bed, it calms the brain nerves and prepares you for sleep.
When you self-massage it triggers the grounding elements like earth, water, and fire into your body. Relaxing the muscles and the nerves is one of the best ways in Ayurveda to treat insomnia. It also destresses the body from prolonged oxidative stress in the nerves and joints.
Home remedies for Joint Pains
Joint pain around the neck, fingers, and knee is also a physical symptom of stress. Vata dosha causes internal inflammation in the joints which can result even in arthritis.
Food is one of the best ways to avoid, manage and relieve joint pain in a natural way.
You can also practice a few exercises for bringing the joint pain to minimal. When the bones, joints and muscles are worked at least for an hour in the morning, it reduces the chance of them becoming dry and aids in better lubrication.
Ayurvedic Relief For Anxiety (Palpitations)
Morning palpitations, the worst symptom of stress, is habitual for elevated Vata dosha. Palpitations also release negative effects on the mind. It damages intuition, decision-making skills and leads to insecurities. The best way to naturally relieve palpitations is by intaking water-rich vegetables at least once a day. The dry air, if balanced with water, can help to ease off the racing heart.
Another way to relieve anxiety and stress naturally is by practicing the earthing technique. When you have high Vata, you hate to be touched or touch anybody. You will often say “I need space”. This is a result of high levels of anxiousness.
To reduce this,
- Cut down the caffeine
- Intake warm ginger tea without milk every morning
- Drink Muskmelon or watermelon juice weekly once
- Spend 20 minutes outdoors after waking up
- Bathe in a hot shower on the days of palpitations
- Don’t skip breakfast
- Eat at least one fruit daily
- Apply coconut oil around the eyes before going to bed
- Stay away from mobile for 90 minutes before and after bed
- Create more empty spaces in your room, shelves, and cupboards. Try to have everything arranged in order