Technique to Balance vatha, pitta, kapha – the three vital energies in your body.


According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, vatha (energy of movement), pitta (energy of digestion or metabolism) and kapha (energy of lubrication and structure) are the three forces in our body, which need to be in balance to cause physical wellbeing.

However, in each of us, the proportion of these three forces is usually imbalanced and one element is in higher proportion most of the time. The following techniques are to restore the balance of vatha, pitta and kapha.

These techniques when done intensely can prevent even cancer.

These meditations are to be done on an empty stomach and hence preferably early in the morning.

Vatha meditation

Total Duration: 31 minutes

Step 1: Duration: 10 minutes

Sit in vajrasana (kneel down and sit with your bottom resting on your heels). Place your hands on your hips. By doing this, you are establishing a connection between the upper and lower parts of your body. Chant ‘hoo’ for as long as possible with each exhale. Begin again with each inhale, holding the chant as long as possible as you exhale.

Step 2: Duration: 21 minutes

Continue sitting in vajrasana. With the hands on the hips, bend down at the hip to touch the forehead to the ground. Continue to chant
the ‘hoo’ sound in this position.

Pitta meditation

Total Duration: 31 minutes

Step 1: Duration: 10 minutes

Sit in vajrasana. Place your hands on your hips. Chant the ‘hoo’ sound. As you chant, visualize clearly a white light rising within you, going out from the top of the head and circling back into you. Continue to visualize the circling white light as you chant ‘hoo’.

Step 2: Duration: 21 minutes

Continue sitting in vajrasana. With the hands on the hips, bend down at the hip to touch the forehead to the ground. Continue to chant the ‘hoo’ sound in this position. Continue to visualize clearly a white light rising within you, going out from the top of the head and circling back into you, just as before.

Kapha meditation

Total Duration: 41 minutes

Keep a picture of Swamiji’s eyes in front of you.

Step 1: Duration: 10 minutes

Sit in vajrasana. Place your hands on your hips and chant the ‘hoo’ sound. Visualize
clearly a white light rising within you, going out from the top of the head and circling back into you.

Step 2: Duration: 21 minutes

Continue sitting in vajrasana. With the hands on the hips, bend down at the hip to touch the forehead to the ground. Continue to chant the ‘hoo’ sound in this position. Continue to visualize clearly a white light rising within you, going out from the top of the head and circling back into you.

Step 3: Duration: 10 minutes

Open your eyes. Through your third eye, look at Swamiji’s third eye in the picture.
Clearly visualize a beam of light from Swamiji’s third eye entering your third eye. This meditation is tantra-mantra-yantra, all three put together:
Mantra means using the body physically to get the desired effect of sitting in a particular posture and chanting.

Tantra means using the body and mind together to get the desired effect of adding the visualization of white light.

Yantra means using an external object to get the desired effect of using the picture of Swamiji’s eyes.

source: Living Enlightenment

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