Now, let’s take a look to know which dosha is affecting your mental health and how you can deal with it.

Vata Imbalance

  • Eat sweet, sour, and salty foods and warm liquid dishes such as soups.
  • Avoid raw or cold foods.
  • Try yoga poses like Ushtrasana, Gomukhasana, Bhujangasana, and Pavanamuktasana.
  • Endulge in Pranayamas such as Nadi Shodhana and Anulomaviloma.

Pitta Imbalance

  • Choose foods that are sweet, bitter, astringent, cooling, and watery.
  • Avoid spicy, salty, or sour foods.
  • Try Naukasana and Dhanurasana yoga postures and Sheetali pranayama.

Kapha Imbalance

  • Eat Light, dry, heated, spicy, bitter, and astringent foods.
  • Avoid oily, sweet, sour, and salty foods.
  • Aerobic activities are ideal, but yogic postures such as Suryanamaskaras and spinal twists can also be beneficial.
  • Pranayama forms such as Bastrika and Kapalbhati are also good.


You can keep your mental health in check during menstruation by following some general guidelines in addition to managing your dosha.

  • Take a healthy diet all month, not just for a few days.
  • Indulge in a healthy lifestyle.
  • Manage your stress by practicing yoga, meditation, and massage.
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Take medical help if your relationships at work and home start suffering and are unable to cope with everyday tasks.