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Being a Vata-kapha type means that two doshas are predominant in your constitution.

Vata means to blow or move like the wind. Consisting of the elements air and ether, it is the principle force of motion in the body and mind.

Vata constitutes vitality and governs all movement processes at a micro-cellular and macroscopic level – from the blinking of your eyelids to the movements of your muscles. This form of energy is also responsible for circulation, respiration and the nervous system. Vata is the king of the doshas.

Kapha contains the properties the earth and water elements meet. Therefore, Kapha unites properties such as heavy, slow, and steady, but also soft, dense, tough, and cold. In the body, Kapha is responsible for solidity and all structures as well as for the right amount of body fluids.

Vata-Kapha Diseases

  • Looseness in bones

  • Shrinking or breaking of bones

  • Constipation problem

  • Taste of mouth gets bitter

  • Cold and numbness of organs

  • More dryness in the body

  • Needle stinging pain

  • Sudden pain in the fingers of hands and feet

  • Stiffness in body

  • Obesity

  • Thyroid

  • Cold, cough and cold

  • Cataract in the eye

  • Hearing loss

  • Reddening of the eyes

  • Dark circles

Avoid these things if suffering from Vata-Kapha

People suffering from this disease should not consume cold things, below are foods that are astringent, bitteror Pungent. Raw food is also somewhat detrimental for Vata type because it is difficult to digest:


  • People suffering from Vata should not eat curd and buttermilk at night.

  • FRUITS: all sour fruits, apples, pears, pomegranates, dried fruit.

  • VEGETABLES: lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, raw onions, lemon etc. 

  • GRAINS: buckwheat, barley, millet, corn. 

  • OILS AND FATS: large quantities of fatty foods and honey, white sugar


Kapha disease- People suffering from this disease should avoid eating sour and cold things in addition to ghee, butter etc. 

Home Remedies for Vata-Kapha disease

  • Drinking juice of Harsingar, Parijat, Nirgundi and Aloe vera will benefit

  • Drink turmeric powder and dry ginger powder in water

  • Garlic is a pesticide. Eat 1-2 buds daily

  • Drink gourd juice

  • Consuming pears help in getting relieved of all stomach related problems

  • Yogurt can be eaten in the afternoon

  • Take steam. This will relieve the problem of cold and cough

  • Add choti peepli in milk and drink it

  • Drink turmeric and shilajit with milk.

  • Consumption of Trikuta powder can prove effective

Yoga postures to practice in order to balance your Vata-Kapha dosha

Sequence 1: Use this sequence when you have more time for your practice.


Sequence 2: This sequence will take about 30 minutes.


Sequence 3: Must do list.

  • Tadasana AKA mountain pose

  • Uttanasana AKA standing forward bend

  • Ardha matsyendrasana AKA seated spinal twist

  • Apanasana AKA knees to chest

  • Viparita karani AKA legs up the wall

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