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Vatas typically needs to build stamina you will do best with exercise that require bursts of speed with rest periods in between. Walking, Yoga, Tai chi, Pilates, easy cycling, swimming and light jogging are good forms of exercise for you. Let your choice of exercise be guided by your enjoyment and choose exercise forms that you really like!

Begin your exercise by breathing comfortably through the nose. Monitor your pace and at the point where you would start gulping air through the mouth slow down and re-establish easy nose breathing. After 1-3 minutes at this slower pace then pick up your pace again and see how much further you will get this time before needing to reset your breathing Over time your fitness will increase and you will be amazed at how easy it is to exercise at a high level while staying in a zone of effortless exercise.

 

Helpful tips

It is important to exercise within your current fitness levels. Careful listening to your body's cues and pacing intensity by incorporating the breathing technique above is an important skill for you to master.

  • Frequency – 25 to 30 minutes every day.
  • Intensity – Light to moderate. Don’t get too carried away and avoid over training. Aim for a relaxed easy pace.
  • Routine works: Stick to the same time each day…take a balanced approach.

Best cross training options are relaxed swimming or water sports; any team sports such as soccer, netball, basketball, rugby; long leisurely walks in natural surroundings; yoga or tai chi or pilates; skiing; surfing; skydiving; weight lifting; rock climbing; golf and racquet sports such as tennis and badminton.

There are two herbals that are a must when you want to build fitness - Premium Amla Berry and Energy Plus which can be taken together.

Premium Amla Berry is especially nourishing for muscular development, digestion, skin and eyes. The single ingredient in this formula is the most sought after fruit for Ayurvedic herbals — Amla (Indian Gooseberry). This fruit is considered a powerful Ayurvedic elixir that promotes health, longevity and overall balance for all body types.
Energy Plus is a combination of two very popular Ayurvedic herbs— Ashwaghanda (Indian winter cherry) and Shatavari (Indian Asparagus). Ashwagandha supports nourishment for the brain, assisting mental concentration and stamina. It also supports muscular stamina.