Kapha Pacifying Yoga

As a sister science of Ayurveda, Yoga is an excellent exercise and spiritual practice to incorporate in your daily routine for balancing your individual constitution. Although many yoga poses or asanas are beneficial to each of the doshas, the greatest benefit for balancing your dosha comes from your approach and the way you practice the pose. A yoga practice for a kapha individual should be one creating space, stimulation, warmth and buoyancy. Kaphas can cultivate this by following some basic guidelines:

  • Practice at a vigorous pace and intensity.
  • Focus on the subtlety of the pose and how it creates an expansive presence in the body and energy field.
  • Practice in a warm space.
  • Use a strong forceful breath during practice.
  • When you are ready to release the pose, take one more breath.
  • Keep your chest and shoulders open and lifted as you practice.
  • Have a sharp upward gaze.
  • Feel a sense of lightness in your poses.
  • Pause for a moment between your inhalations and exhalations.
  • Challenge yourself.
  • Keep moving. Have short resting periods between poses.
  • Enjoy a restorative pose for final relaxation.
  • Be precise in your poses.
  • Pay close attention to your alignment.
  • Dont give up!

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Breath of Joy


Tapping The Thymus


Standing Spinal Twist


Angel Wings


Mountain


Sun Salutation


Chair


Standing Extended Leg


Warrior I


Warrior II


Reverse Warrior


Cobra


Bow


Side Plank


Spinal Rolls


Supine Twist


Leg Lift


Cow’s Face


Corpse


Full Yogic Breath