Article by Yoga Freak
Ayurveda talks about the three subtle energies, called doshas, which play an important role in human health. These energies are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each dosha is a combination of two natural elements: Vata dosha is made of space and air, Pitta dosha is made of fire and water, and Kapha dosha is made of water and earth. These doshas play an important role in defining an individual’s natural constitution or prakriti.
According to Ayurveda, these doshas should be in a balanced state for physical and psychological well being. Any imbalance in tridoshas (the three doshas) causes a state of unhealthiness and disease. Yoga can help us to keep tridoshas in a balanced state.
But before practicing yoga one should always remember that every one has their own natural constitution according to their doshas. So always choose a yoga program that best suits you according to your doshas.
Yoga for Vata: Vata dosha governs all the movements in the body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breath, and the movement of thoughts across the mind. Vata is considered as the leader of the three doshas in the body. It is very important to keep Vata in a balanced state. Following yoga practices can help you to keep Vata in a balanced state:
Palm Tree Pose, Cobra Pose, Crocodile Pose, Bow Pose, Camel Pose, Arrow Pose, Cat Stretch Pose, Roaring Lion Pose, Lord Shiva’s Pose, Stretched Leg Pose, Raised Arms Pose, Leg Lock Pose, Plough Pose, Chest Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing, and The Psychic Breath.
Yoga for Pitta: Pitta governs all metabolism, transformation and heat of the body. The yoga practices to keep Pitta in a balanced state are:
Tiger Pose, Hare Pose, Striking Cobra Pose, Equestrian Pose, Waist Rotating Pose, Swaying Waist Rotating Pose, Triangle Pose, Fish Pose, Locust Pose, Psychic Network Purification, Humming Bee Breath, Hissing Breath, and Cooling Breath.
Yoga for Kapha: Kapha dosha is mainly responsible for the growth and protection of the body. The yoga pr actices to keep Kapha in a balanced state are:
Pawanmuktasana Part 1 (Anti Rheumatic Group), Pawanmuktaasana Part 2 (Digestive Group), Cobra Pose, Bow Pose, Dynamic Energy Pose, Double Angle Pose, Sun Salutation, Back Stretching Pose, Legs Spread Back Stretch Pose, Head To Knee Pose, Half Spinal Twist, Inverted Pose, Shoulder Stand Pose, Universal Spinal Twist, Eagle Pose, Natrajasana, Psychic Network Purification, Humming Bee Breath, Frontal Brain Cleansing, and Bellows Breath.
About the Author
Patresia Adams is a Yoga enthusiast who loves to spread the goodness of the divine knowledge. In order to promote her passion, she has partnered with Divine Wellness to write blogs on the subject of Yoga poses and how it leads to good health and peace of mind.