The more I prescribe this technique and observe the results, the more convinced I am that everyone should be doing it, as the causes of upward-moving vata are so ubiquitous in our culture today.
In Ayurveda, there is a condition called upward-moving vata or udvarta. There are many reasons for this condition, including stress and various forms of indigestion. What is interesting about this condition is that when vata goes up from the pelvis instead of down, it brings with it toxins from the liver and large intestines to the head and neck that were ear-marked for the toilet.
What’s worse is that the upward-moving vata can cause the stomach to adhere itself to the underside of the diaphragm, rendering the stomach unable to digest hard-to-digest foods like wheat, dairy and fatty foods.
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