Yoga for Kapha Dosha

Kapha dosha’s gunas or characteristics are heavy, slow, cold, static, soft, dense and opaque. It is not surprising therefore that people who are predominantly kapha tend to have an aversion to strenuous physical activity, to feel the cold and to have high levels of stamina and endurance. Choosing the right type or form of yoga...
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Yoga for Pitta Dosha

As pitta dosha is a combination of fire and water it is responsible for transformation. Metabolism is our transformative system, so if you know that you are predominantly a pitta type, or if you are suffering from an excess of pitta fire you may actually need to slow your metabolic rate down. Pittas often have...
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Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda means “life knowledge in Sanskrit” and is a system of health science that developed at the same time as Yoga in ancient India. Both Yoga and Ayurveda have as their goal the maintenance of optimum health for the individual. They both acknowledge that what may be beneficial for one person is not guaranteed to...
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Cleansing for Pitta Dosha

The qualities or characteristics of Pitta are light, oily, sharp, hot, light, spreading, and liquid. It means that you most likely have a sharp intellect, healthy digestion, and appetite, and you like to get things done! When imbalanced you might experience, acid reflux, become a workaholic, judgmental, overly critical, headaches and loose bowel movements. In...
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Cleanse for Vata Dosha

The qualities or characteristics of Vata are light, dry, rough, clear, active, cold, and mobile. It means that you are very active, always on the go and creative. When imbalanced you might experience, insomnia, a tendency to worry, anxiety, dry skin, cracking bones and constipation. In Ayurveda we have a saying “Like increases like; opposites...
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Abhyanga for Kapha Dosha

We all need an element of Kapha in our constitutions as it provides stability, strength, and reason. Kapha types tend to deal with stress quite easily and cope well with life’s vagaries as a rule. Abhyanga is probably the least effective form of treatment or activity for people who are predominantly Kapha, compares with Pitta...
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Abhyanga for Pitta Dosha

Abhyanga, or “oil massage” is an important part of the Ayurvedic routine of keeping the body in balance and the systems healthy. Self-massage can be a very relaxing and productive aspect of your own routine as it brings many benefits, both physical and psychological. You can do a full body massage every night and a...
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Abhyanga for Vata Dosha

Daily massage with oil is an important part of any Ayurvedic routine, and it is thought to be best to use oils and techniques that correspond to your Dosha type. Self-massage is obviously much less expensive than a daily, or even weekly visit to a therapist or spa so it is well worth spending some...
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Pranayama For Vata Dosha

Pranayama is another word for breathwork, and there are many different techniques that you can use to enhance your emotional and physical health through breathing. Most people are aware that the techniques of breathing into the lower abdomen, sometimes called “belly breathing” or diaphragmatic breathing, brings more oxygenated blood into our systems than the more...
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Pranayama For Kapha Dosha

It is best to choose a breathing technique that has the opposite qualities to those of the Dosha to which your constitution corresponds. In the case of Kapha, this means choosing a routine that promotes warmth in the body to offset the cold, oily and heavy qualities associated with a Kapha. The recommended practice for...
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