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Meditation Tips For The Vata Dosha

Vata individuals are known for being fast as lightening and full of energy. Because of this, Vatas need to take the time to check in with themselves, get centered, and wind down. All three doshas (check here if you’re not sure which you are) benefit greatly from the power of meditation, but at times it’s the speedy Vatas that need it most. Here are some of our favorite meditative techniques to help keep the Vata dosha balanced and centered.

  1. Musical Pursuits

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Creating and listening to sound is one of the most ancient and universal techniques of meditation and relaxation. Busy Vatas are likely to find musical activities extremely beneficial. Try closing your eyes and listening to calming instrumentals for a few minutes to re-center yourself in the middle of a busy day. Later, try focusing on some nature sounds to wind down at sundown.

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Vatas tend to find nature very centering. As summer approaches, digging in the dirt can work wonders to center this Dosha and can even help them reconnect with the earth. The rhythmic patterns of raking and hoeing are cited as being some of the most ancient meditation techniques that will likely appeal to a musical, nature-loving Vata. As an added bonus, Vatas’ typically sensitive digestive systems may benefit greatly from wholesome, home grown and well cooked fruits and veggies.

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If you’re a Vata, you’ll likely love a spring hike and may relish in the way you feel afterwards. It’s important to tune into the natural world, and Vatas, who usually do well with schedules and rhythms, will find the earth under their feet on a hike or a brisk walk very rhythmic and centering.

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Vatas tend to benefit from all kinds of gentle exercise. Yoga as a form of meditation may be one of the most beneficial things a Vata can add to their daily routine. Try doing just five minutes of gentle poses once a day for just seven days. At the end of the week, see if you feel a new sense of balance.

Since Vatas are naturally focused, social, and fast moving, the best forms of meditation tend to be the types that allow them to wind down and tune into themselves. Vatas who keep schedules will benefit from working in a few moments each day to meditate (with whichever technique works best for them, try several!). If a Vata schedules in time to focus on their own balance, even just for a few moments despite the busy world around them, they will likely be closer than ever to the best, most balanced version of themselves!

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