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Yoga and Ayurveda are intrinsically connected sister sciences, steeped in thousands of years of tradition. Deepening your understanding of Ayurveda can help you deepen your yoga practice and transform your sense of well-being. Shop our best-sellers with your Yoga Alliance code and take your Ayurvedic journey to the next level.
We encourage you to start by taking the Ayurvedic Profile™ quiz to learn about your Ayurvedic constitution and the doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha. You'll also learn about your current imbalances and receive Ayurvedic resources and recommendations to get you back into balance.
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Yoga Sequencing Resources
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Intro to Yoga for the Doshas
Yoga is fantastic for everyone because there are a variety of styles and poses that can be selected, adapted, and modified to complement anyone’s mind-body constitution. Learn more about the Ayurvedic perspective on yoga for the doshas here.
Yoga for Vata
Vata is comprised of the air and ether elements—and is expressed by qualities of mobility and lightness. As a dosha with anxious tendencies, forward bends calm the nervous system, so standing or seated forward bends help to pacify vata dosha. Words carry a message, so for vata types think of words like: grounded, restore, relax, stillness, stability, and trust.
Yoga for Pitta
The elements of fire and water make up this dosha—so pitta flows should have a cooling, fluid quality (envision the feel of cascading waterfalls). Pitta types should practice in a cool or air-conditioned environment. Optimal words for pitta types are: rejuvenate, relax, patience, allow, receive, and calm.
Yoga for Kapha
Kapha consists of earth and water. Kapha sequencing should be dynamic, meaning the poses should not be slow-moving. Holding poses for too long could put a kapha in a stagnant zone. Movement is needed to counterbalance the slow and heavy qualities. Kapha types will benefit from language like: lighten up, energy, forgive, motivate, illuminate, and clarity.