Vata Kitchari Cleanse:
If you have a Vata constitution or a strong Vata imbalance, then you will want to make sure your cleanse will be nourishing to Vata and the kinetic qualities it possesses.
Indications for a Vata Kitchari Cleanse:
- Chronic gas and bloating
- Anxiety, worry, fear
- Insomnia or other restless sleep issues
- Chronic weakness or exhaustion
- Brown, grey or black coating on tongue
Since Vata is light and airy by nature, it is very important to make sure the cleanse is not overly depleting for these sensitive individuals. Although kitchari should be the highlight of the mono-diet, it may be beneficial for Vata-types to add hearty, rooty veggies along with lots of warming spices and nourishing oils. This will help to keep Vata grounded during the cleanse and prevent over-depletion. It is very important to keep in mind the length of the cleanse as Vata-types typically do better with shorter cleanses. Anywhere from 3-5 days may be best, especially if you are already dealing with low weight and low energy.