Typical Vata Disorders
Keeping Vata in balance
The Gift of Vata
Herbs often used to balance Vata are Dashamoola, Ashwagandha, Skullcap, Gotu Kola, Brahmi, Triphala, Vidari, Shatavari and Guduchi.
We all have Vata, and by paying attention to the changing qualities we experience, we can use our routines, food and environment to mitigate excess. Learning to manage Vata is anti-aging since Vata increases as we age.
Ayurveda is also translated as the science of longevity. Remaining vital through old age is a goal of Ayurveda, not to remain forever young, chasing fame, sex, money and work. Rather, the Vata stage of life, from about age 50 onward is the time for higher consciousness to develop. It is the time to develop wisdom, detachment and discrimination.