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SEASONAL FEATURES

As a leading Ayurvedic spa, we offer vata, pitta and kapha season treatments to help you restore balance. We hope that you will enjoy these curated experiences that are designed to help you align with the seasons.

 
 

SEASONAL FEATURES- VATA SEASON

This time of year – fall leading into winter, in our part of the world, is governed by Vata Dosha.

Vata shares the qualities of the Air and Space elements, so it is cold, dry, rough, mobile, light and subtle. When Vata is well-balanced it upholds our vitality, mobility, and joy. It maintains proper circulation, a healthy nervous-system, joint mobility, mood stability, and a healthy skin, among other things.
When Vata is out of balance (increased) it can create dryness in the skin and mucus-membranes, constipation, gas and bloating, worries and anxiety, insomnia, cold hands and feet, cracking and popping joints, emaciation and difficulty maintaining weight, weakness and a lack of stability. High Vata is said to be the cause of over 80 diseases in Ayurvedic scriptures. Excessive Vata is balanced by warming, heavy, oily, sweet, salty and sour tastes (food and herbs).

 

VATA SEASON TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Recenter – Vata Seasonal Retreat

Sesame Oil Shirodhara

Hot Stone Body Ritual

Pinda Sweda Herbal Massage

Marine Flower Peptide Facial

Hot Stone Pedicure

 

VATA LIFESTYLE TIPS

DIET

Vata affects digestion by creating dryness and disrupted movement in the GI tract. It can create a fluctuation between fast and slow digestion, and cause constipation and gas. To balance out excessive Vata, enjoy warming, grounding, soft and liquid foods, with Sweet, Salty or Sour tastes – such as soups, stews and curries, root-vegetables, squash, pumpkin, grains, bone-broth, ginger, cinnamon, lemon. Avoid cold, dry, raw and crunchy foods, Pungent, Bitter and Astringent tastes, raw salads, old leftovers, icy drinks. Try to enjoy your meals at the same times every day.

SLEEP

Vata types often have trouble staying asleep. Make sure you practice good “Sleep Hygiene” and try this bedtime ritual: right before bed, massage some warm sesame oil into the soles of your feet and your scalp. You can also have a cup of warm milk (or plant-milk) with some nutmeg and cinnamon.

 

EXERCISE

Slow, grounding and warming exercise is a good practice for Vata season. You could use weights, go for brisk walks and practice slow, grounding Yoga Asana (postures). Slow Sun-Salutations with your gaze on the ground can be good, as well as Yin Yoga.

SELF-CARE

Vata makes us get scattered and lose focus easily. People who have a lot of Vata in their system can also get cold , tend to feel anxious and worried. Try to slow down your pace, and create a steady routine for yourself. Keep regular meal and sleep/wake times. Make sure you get plenty of fluids and stay warm by bundling up and not exposing yourself to cold wind. Seek out hot-tubs, steam-rooms and saunas. Use oil on your body regularly – self massage (Abhyanga) is a wonderful practice for Vata time.
 

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