Your constitution is Vata, governing flow & movement. Your personality type is The Creative One with overall qualities of cold, light, dry, rough, irregular, mobile, quick, and changeable.

 

Vata is responsible for all of the movements that take place within the body -- from how we walk, how we breathe, and how we eliminate.  When it is well-behaved, its specialty is maintaining a kind of regularity to these movements, while allowing for a healthy amount of creativity within the established rhythm.

A healthy person with a Vata-predominant constitution is creative and often a "big picture" kind of person.  They often multi-task and have a tendency to be hyper-aware, with a keen sense of awareness for their environment and those around them. 

 

How do you know when Vata is imbalanced?

The home site of Vata dosha in the body is the large intestine, so when Vata accumulates too much, it typically shows as constipation.  As the Vata continues to get out of hand, signs will appear other places as well, in the form of insomnia, shoulder aches, and indecisiveness.

  

Tips & tricks for when imbalanced:

 

1.  Lifestyle:

Rest is the number one medicine for calming Vata.  We recommend sleeping at regular and consistent hours and getting ~8 hours of sleep daily.  Regularity is the name of the game; keep to a consistent schedule to stay grounded.

 

2.  Exercise:

If exercising, stick to gentle workouts like yoga, swimming or light walks.  Going too hard at SoulCycle can aggravate Vata types, making imbalances even worse.

 

3.  Diet: 

  • Smooth, moist, sweet and warm foods will soothe vata in the body. 
  • Avoid: raw, dry, "airy" (e.g. bread) and too much crunchy foods like nuts.
  • Good foods: Bananas, soup, creamy yogurt, ghee and oatmeal are great meal options
  • Room temperature water, not iced or boiling hot 

  

Recommendations to keep Vata balanced:

HERBS

Triphala: Triphala is a combination of three fruits (haritaki, bibhitaki and amalaki) and has been used for centuries for healthy elimination, great for Vata's irregularity.

Wild Ginger & Turmeric: Vata's anti-inflammatory and digestive besties.

Matcha: A coffee alternative to kickstart the morning, with a "slow release" of caffeine, great for not speeding up Vata's anymore than it needs to :)

Moringa: Native to Nepal and trusted for centuries to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, Moringa has quickly become a superfood in our environmentally unstable & nutritionally-deficient world.  Great for Vata's that need a peace of mind all-around nutrition boost.

Skullcap: A member of the mint family, great as a sleep aid for Vata's airy mind. 

HERBAL TEAS

Nightea: A caffeine and stimulant free herbal blend to help Vata's "airy" mind relax and go the f* to sleep.

Teatox: A time-honored blend of herbs to support regular detoxification of Vata's accumulated toxins and promote healthy elimination.

    SUPERFOOD BLENDS
    Chill The F* Out: Our proprietary "chocolate shroom blend" of Reishi, Ashwagandha, Cacao, Peppermint & Coconut Cream Powder. These superfoods help Vata's "airy" traits stay within bay, but also promote mood boosting qualities with rich raw cacao. 
    Haters Say It's Photoshopped: Our proprietary youthful adaptogen blend of floral Hibiscus, Collagen, Cordyceps, Chaga & Coconut Cream Powder. These superfoods help Vata's stay calm, but also promote healthy gut health with collagen. A spoonful of this, makes the haters go down. 
     
    JRINK

    Black Magic: As they say, looks can be deceiving.  This JRINK might be scary looking on the outside but it's actually a softie in the inside containing Activated Charcoal, Grape, Aloe Vera, Lemon, and crisp Apple. Perfect for Vata's needing a lil somethin' somethin' to promote healthy detoxification.

    Fireball: A super potent immunity boosting JRINKing vinegar, this spicy, efficient cleanser is meant to be sipped throughout the day. 8 ounces packed full of gut goodness. Apple Cider Vinegar works as a probiotic shot, while cayenne and black pepper keep your metabolism revving. A touch of raw honey ties it all together in a nice, smooth detoxifying package for Vata.

    Digestive Shot:  100% Ginger to support healthy digestion and immunity for Pitta's.  De-bloating, fights nausea and rich in antioxidants.

    GOOD VIBE TRIBE

    Palo Santo: Also known as "holy wood", Palo Santo is used both as a medicine of protection and to welcome friendly spirits.

    Selenite: Selenite is the white variety of the mineral gypsum and shows an obvious crystalline elegant structure. The crystal is well recognized for its energy healing and cleansing efficacy, great for Vata's accumulated toxins.

     

     

    A summary of the three Dosha types can be found here:

     

     

    We're all Tri-Doshic in some respect but tend to lean towards one, two, or all depending on the season and what's going on in our lives at that time.  Here is more info on Vata-Pitta, Pitta, Pitta-Kapha and Kapha.  To take our quiz again, visit this link

     

    APOTHÉKARY

     

    Need more info?  Email us for more personalized TLC and any questions you might have.  Stay tuned for the launch of Apothékary online!

     

     

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