Las Vegas Wellness Education

According to Ayurveda, desert environments are Vata and Pitta due to the qualities of dry, rough, and hot. Wind increases Vata and the summer sun increases Pitta. People with Vata, Pitta, or Vata/Pitta constitutions will have challenges staying balanced while living in the desert. Desert environments, however, are good for Kapha because of the drying and heating qualities, and because deserts have very little water – a main Kapha element.

To help maintain doshic balance in Las Vegas, Ayurveda recommends the following therapies.

Vata balancing therapies:

1. Stay out of the wind.

2. Do oil massage.

3. Eat a Vata pacifying diet.

4. Avoid over stimulation of the senses.

5. Drink plenty of water and liquids suitable for your constitution.

6. Take 1 to 2 tbs of oil each day according to your constitution.

7. Avoid foods with rough and dry qualities like beans, chips, crackers, etc.

8. Sit in a hot tub during winter, warm in spring, and cool in summer.

9. Try not to sweat too much. This leads to dehydration and increases Vata.

10. Exercise in moderation, but no jumping, jogging, or fast running.

11. Meditate.

12. Do yoga.

Pitta balancing therapies:

1. Stay out of the hot sun, especially in the afternoon.

2. Do oil massage with cooling oils like coconut.

3. Eat a Pitta pacifying diet

4. Avoid over exertion

5. Drink plenty of water and liquids suitable for your constitution.

6. Take oil in moderation. Favor coconut oil.

7. Avoid foods with hot and sharp qualities like chili, honey, garlic, onion, and spicy foods.

8. Take cool showers in summer, go for a cool swim, and sit in cool air conditioned room.

9. Avoid heated conversations, competition, arguing, and speculation.

10. Exercise in the cool part of the morning, nothing too strenuous.

11. Meditate

12. Do yoga early in the morning.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended as medical advise, diagnosis, or to replace a one-on-one relationship with a licensed Doctor or health care professional.