Intuition vs. Imbalance
The vata dosha loves change, is it good for the vata dosha? No. But often vatas can change their mind everytime the wind blows. Sometimes we think we are doing the right thing but are feeling a bit off or out of sorts.
How do you know you have an imbalance vs when it's your intuition?
- Lack of focus
- Dry qualities in the body -dry skin, constipation
- Always cold
- Unpredictable movements & thoughts
Vata In Balance
- Loves music
- Out of the box thinker
- Arts & Crafts usually are activities that a vata thrives doing
Should you constantly change your routines?
Daily Routines such as the same meditation, workout, pranayama or bedtime are very helpful for keeping the vata dosha grounded and calm.
Seasonal shifts are more helpful, when to change up your routines vs daily. I've worked with many clients through the years. When I hear people say they had to listen to their inner guidance and it says to switch things up daily, my first thought is did it?
Now being overly structured is not always a good thing but typically that is more of a pitta thing vs vata. So we are just referencing the vata dosha when we are talking about needing structure.
Why shifting from one practice to another is not good for you
Think about a workout routine, I know many people get bored with their workout programs but trainers actually do the same program for 4-6 weeks on average. They than slightly tweak reps or exercises for the next cycle. Many people get bored and hate working out so do something new each workout.
Will that get you results? Maybe, will you get better results if you stuck to the same program and noticed how your body shifted through the 4-6 weeks doing the same plan best.
The same goes for your morning routine. How do you know what sticks if it's constantly new? For myself I just started implementing this in the past 2 years since learning how much it alters the vata dosha.
The findings for myself I have less stress, less wasted time and more grounded in what I want to do. I found if I hadn't mapped out my breathwork, or meditation I would be scrolling my Insight Timer app figuring out what to do. I found much more pleasure in having my set pranayama practices- alternate nostril breathing and bhramari at the moment, and a silent 10 minute meditation. Right now I'm doing a pranic meditation as I prepare for my level 2 meditation training with Tracee Stanley in the Fall.
Doing the same pranic alignment practice most days of the week again help me connect deeper to the practice and more in-tune with my own energy.
I think sometimes we get drawn into the shiny new practice and wanting to switch things up daily. Instead of really going deep with ourselves. Sometimes it's a fear of what we might find if we went deep vs. wide. Other times we just get distracted by little things in life like watching the new tv show vs deepening our practices.
How do you feel when you stick to a routine vs when you mix things up?
Do your own self-reflection and ask is it my intuition or is it my vata imbalance when I want to constantly switch things up?
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