Riding the Tide: Introduction to an Ayurvedic Experiment

In the beginning of this experiment my prakruti was vata, pitta, kapha, however after 4 days of experimenting I witnessed a significant change in my energy and focus due to a traumatic experience, shifting me to vata, kapha, pitta.  This shift allowed my experiment to truly test the soil of Ayurvedic practice.  This said, I decided to focus my experiment on my very vata/kapha-like nature. To add to my already long list of daily to do’s in keeping myself healthy and sane, I decided to experiment with a restorative vata yoga practice, abhyanga-external massage with oil prior to bathing, internal oleation through ingestion of ghee, and tongue scrapping every morning upon rising.