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VATA means wind and is associated with the nervous system. These poses are particularly beneficial for vata:

  • Dandasana calms vata
  • Lotus regulates vata Siddhasana calms vata
  • Lions Pose reduces vata
  • Tadasana balances vata
  • Triangle especially good for vata
  • Warrior 2 grounding and stabilizing for vata
  • Extended Side Angle reduces vata
  • Down Dog grounding for vata
  • Viparitakarani (hips supported by block or blanket and legs straight up) balances vata
  • Easy Cobra Pose calms vata in the colon
  • Upavistha Konoasana (wide leg seated forward fold) reduces vata
  • Paschimottasana (seated forward fold) soothes vata imbalance
  • Reclined Twists good for vata
  • Seated Spinal Twists reduces vata
  • Savasana helps relieve accumulated vata or stress 

 

PITTA means fire and is associated with the digestive system.These poses are particularly beneficial for pitta:

  • Dandasana calms pitta
  • Lions Pose increases pitta
  • Tadasana balances pitta
  • Triangle or Trikonasana good for pitta
  • Viparitakarani (hips supported by block or blanket and legs straight up) balances pitta
  • Easy Cobra Pose harmonizes pitta
  • Fish Posture helps move pitta out of digestive system and liver
  • Upavistha Konoasana (wide leg seated forward fold) reduces pitta
  • Paschimottasana (seated forward fold) excellent for reducing pitta
  • Reclined Twists good for pitta
  • Seated Spinal Twists reduces pitta
  • Savasana cools down pitta

 

KAPHA means “what makes things stick together” and is associated with the tissues of the body. These poses are particularly beneficial for kapha:

  • Dandasana reduces kapha
  • Lions Pose reduces kapha
  • Tadasana balances kapha
  • Triangle good for kapha
  • Warrior 2 reduces kapha
  • Extended Side Angle reduces kapha
  • Down Dog energizes kapha
  • Supported Shoulder Stand regulates kapha in the region of the chest
  • Viparitakarani (hips supported by block or blanket and legs straight up) balances kapha
  • Paschimottasana (seated forward fold) reduces kapha

 

For information about finding your mental constitutional make-up, visit https://www.vedanet.com/the-three-gunas-how-to-balance-your-consciousness/

 

Suggested Reading: Yoga and Ayurveda  ~ Self Healing & Self Realization by David Frawley

 

 

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