There are 3 principles and doshas that make up the basics of Ayurveda. Every individual constitution includes these 3 doshas with stronger traits in one or two. Ayurvedic knowledge began 5,000 year ago and came from the Vedic teachings. It is a way to find health and create a balanced homeostasis. First, you need to know what your dosha is. You can see a dosha quiz from Deepak Chopra here. Below you will find some Ayurvedic basics to help you better understand your dosha.
Vata: Ayurvedic Basics
Vata Dosha is air and space. They are very active, speak quickly and are creative. A balanced Vata will be creative and flexible. An unbalanced dosha can make them anxious and ungrounded.
Pitta: Ayurvedic Basics
Pitta is fire and water. Pitta’s tend to be strong, intense and warm. A balanced Pitta will be strong and sharp. If a Pitta is out of balance they can get agitated easily and have a short temper.
Kapha: Ayurvedic Basics
Kapha is earth and water. They have a strong frame, are stable and grounded. When a Kapha is in balance they are grounded, kind and compassionate. If a Kapha becomes unbalanced they can be lethargic and lack in motivation.
Balancing Your Dosha
To truly balance your dosha you have to have a deep understanding of the self and be mindful of your diet, activities and so much more. If you feel that you are deeply unbalanced seek someone who can help guide you through your diet, life choices and physical activities to bring you back to a balanced state.
Ayurvedic principals believe that like increases like and opposites create balance. For example, if you feel ungrounded like you are floating in the clouds you should take off your shoes and let your feet feel the earth. Or if you feel lethargic get yourself up for a quick walk or jog out in nature.
Start small and do your research and as you make changes in your life be observant to how it makes you feel. There is so much to learn and so many options to find balance within your mind, body and soul.
Cheers to Monday Yogis. The pose of the week is utkatasana. Today, we are sharing 10 tips to correct your chair pose. These easy tips will help you master your pose and help you build strength in your core, legs and upper body.
10 Tips To Correct Your Chair Pose
Shift body weight into heels.
Bend deeply into knees.
Keep knees tracking over the second and third toes.
Lift through the inner arches and midline of the body.
Slight tuck of the tailbone and sitting back into an invisible chair.
Core strong and lower ribs drawn in.
Arms either parallel to the mat or extended over head.
Arms strong and engaged.
Gaze out in front of you.
Soften in your face.
Are you looking to better your practice? Do you want to learn more about anatomy, philosophy and your yoga practice? Check out our other poses of the week and posture tips here or Join us for our next teacher training here.
Today, on the Peace, Love And Yoga channel, Niki Ryder shares an 8 minute core workout that will work your entire core in under 10 minutes. This strong core sequence will work your rectus abdominis, obliques, and transverse abdominis.
It is a great workout to start your day or to add in to your regular workout routine.
Warmer temperatures mean it’s time to make a yummy açai bowl. This recipe is perfect for after your favorite hot yoga class at Peace, Love And Yoga. It’s so easy to make and can be whipped up in just a few minutes.
Blend Acai, apple juice, frozen banana and spinach until smooth. Pour into bowl.
Top with bananas, granola, hemp seeds, sliced banana and enjoy.
There are so many different açai bowl recipes that you can make with your Sambazon açai packs. We will share more with you soon, but this is an easy nutritious recipe. It has healthy fats from the hemp seeds and several servings of fruit and veggies giving you a balanced snack. Another great topping is to add a scoop of peanut butter. This will add some protein and more healthy fats.