had difficulty drifting off to sleep? Maybe you wake
up early and can't fall back to sleep? Or have difficulty
getting out of bed in the morning!
more about your dosha and find out how to rest more
three doshas - vata, pitta and kapha - dominate a
particular time of day as well as a season.
the day, vata rules 2am-6am, kapha rules 6am-10am
and pitta rules 10am-2pm, when vata rules again from
2pm-6pm, kapha from 6pm-10pm and pitta from 10pm-2am.
if you are a pitta (meaning you have a pitta dosha
imbalance), then eating your main meal during the
height of pitta's strength, at lunch time, is important;
so is going to bed by 10 pm. If you don't make it
in bed by 10 pm, remember to turn off the tv and computer
early enough so your mind and body have time to relax.
you are awake at 10 pm - you may have difficulty falling
asleep, as pitta while begin to increase and mental
agitation may occur more easily, giving way to a second
wind, which only further delays your sleep. If this
occurs, you may want to rub ghee on your temples and
the soles of your feet. This can help you ease into
sleep by relaxing the mind and body.
if you have a vata imbalance, you may find yourself
waking up early in the morning and not being able
to fall back to sleep. Whereas a person with excess
kapha would find it difficult to get out of bed when
the alarm goes off.
aware of how these and other principles of Ayurveda
doshas govern different time frames and seasons can
help you plan your activities as well as prepare you
to mitigate the stressful situations you encounter
in your daily lives. By using the knowledge of Ayurveda's
home remedies, herbal remedies and diet and exercise,
you can gradually learn how to restore balance and
enhanced immunity and vitality to your whole being!
Out More About Your Dosha At Your Next Consultation!
Avi Farzan, Amrita Veda Founder & Amrita Veda