Ayurveda and Yoga are two practices that connect you to your true essence, restore the excesses of your elements and your doshas and widen consciousness.
In Ayurveda, the building blocks of life are composed of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. The three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – are derived from the five elements. Doshas, known as mind-body types, express particular energy patterns, each of which is a mixture of physical, emotional and mental characteristics.
For the VATA dosha:
If your dosha is mainly made up of Vata, soothing and relaxing yoga poses are ideal. Postures that engage the lower back, lower abdomen and thighs (Vata sites). A routine that anchors, reduces anxiety and stress. A routine that strengthens your inner strength. Extend the installation time, do not rush between poses. Enjoy a long and deep Savasana.
For the PITTA dosha:
Abandon competition, excellence and cultivate calm and relaxation. Be gentle and patient with yourself.
Since Pittas tend to get hot easily, avoid hot yoga and inverted poses that create too much heat in the head. Focus on the poses that open the heart, release the solar plexus and the poses that open the hips and free the small intestine (seat of the Pitta dosha). Schedule your yoga at the coolest times of the day.
For the Kapha dosha:
Embark on poses that invigorate you, poses that open the chest, lungs, cleanse the digestive system (stomach- pancreas), that warm and circulate your vital energy.
More enduring and with more strength than the other 2 doshas, a stimulating and energizing yoga practice is good for them, especially in the morning (during the kapha hours, between 6am and 10am).