We’ve got really interested in learning more about Ayurvedic practices and learning how to live more in tune with your dosha. Incorporating Ayurveda into your life mostly revolves around rebalancing your mind and body as well as promoting a sense of harmony. It can feel really empowering to manage your wellbeing with a more holistic approach. It really does feel like you’re being kind to your body, constantly in tune with your needs physically and mentally. There are three Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha (If you want to learn more about doshas, then read our article “Ayurveda Explained – Do You Know Your Dosha?“)  and each has its own unique traits and characteristics. Each dosha also needs different fuel to maintain balance and harmony within the body so we thought we’d start off by sharing the nutritional needs of Vata! The main characteristics of Vata types are cold and dry. Slim and delicate-boned and prone to anxiety and worry if unbalanced. Foods that are good for Vatas are usually warming stews, hot drinks, spices like cinnamon and ginger and they also do well off a high-fat (good fat!) diet. They should also try and incorporate some lean protein like wild fish and organic, free-range chicken. We’ve pulled together 6 delicious recipes perfect for you airy Vatas out there!

Morning Turmeric Milk | Madeleine Shaw

Almond & Aubergine Stew | Hello Fresh

Coconut Cardamon Porridge | Danielle Copperman

Teriyaki Salmon Bowl | Chopstick Chronicles

Vegan Cinnamon French Toast | Choosing Chia

Coconut Chicken Curry | Epicurious