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Vata, Pitta and Kapha regulate our physical, mental, and emotional constitution. Therefore, the respective characteristic of the Doshas plays an important role in Ayurveda.

Depending on whether Vata or Pitta is somewhat more pronounced, the Ayurveda type is referred to as either Vata-Pitta or Pitta-Vata. Approximately the same recommendations can be made for both type.

The word 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.

Pitta contains the properties of the fire and water element, but the former is more pronounced. Thus, Pitta regulates all metabolic processes in the body as well as body temperature and our hormonal balance. Hunger, thirst, and even intelligence are associated with Pitta.

Vata-Pitta 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

  • Regular Hiccups

  • Having a problem with jaundice

  • Yellowing of skin, nails and eyes

  • get angry easily

  • Severe burning or heat sensation in the bodyMouth, throat etc.

  • Fainting or dizziness

  • gastritis, stomach and intestinal ulcers,

  • acne,

  • eczema

Avoid these things if suffering from Vata-Pitta

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


Pitta disease- People suffering from this disease should not eat hot things. Also oily things should not be eaten

The food should not be too spicy, salty, or sour 

Home Remedies for Vata-Pitta 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

  • If there is a problem of acidity, then fry chopped garlic with ghee and consume it

  • Add turmeric, fenugreek and dry ginger powder in warm water and drink it

  • Aloe vera, gourd juice, wheat grass best to treat pitta diseases

  • The Pitta person can be soothed by a predominantly vegetarian diet, bitter vegetables are preferable.

Yoga Asana to practice in order to balance your Vata-Pitta dosha

Vatta-Pitta calming Yoga asana sequence 1 

  • Use this sequence when you have about 30 to 45 minutes. Hold each pose for 15 breaths unless otherwise specified.

  • Butterfly

  • Bidalasana (cat pose)

  • Three to six rounds of surya namaskar (sun salutations)

  • Virbhadrasana B (warrior 2)

  • Ardha chandrasana (half moon pose)

  • Salambha sarvangasana (supported shoulderstand)

  • Bakasana (crow pose)

  • Setu bandasana (bridge pose)

  • Urdhva danurasana (wheel pose)

  • Balasana (child’s pose) for three breaths

  • Baddha konasana (cobbler’s pose)

  • One to two variations of jathara parivartanasana (alligator twist)

  • Savasana (corpse pose) for seven to ten minutes


Vatta-Pitta calming Yoga asana sequence 2 

  • Use this sequence when you have about 15 minutes. Hold each pose for 15 breaths unless otherwise specified.

  • Three rounds of surya namaskar (sun salutations)

  • Virbhadrasana B (warrior 2)

  • Garudasana (eagle pose)

  • Sirsasana (headstand) preparation

  • One to two rounds of salabasana (locust pose) variations

  • Balasana (child’s pose) for three breaths

  • Marichyasana C (sage pose)

  • Savasana (corpse pose) for five to seven minutes


Vatta-Pitta calming Yoga asana 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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