Yoga Asanas to Balance Tridosha (Vata, Pitta & Kapha)
Yoga practices are the main yogic tools which assist in balancing physical stamina and boosting energy levels. It enables us to direct our attention and energy within. Ayurveda is an ancient holistic science which aids in managing all the health ailments with safe classical herbs. These classical herbs work on all the three doshas and sustain their balance. Our holistic science uses these doshas to explain the different energies we experience in our daily lives. So in this write up, we are going to see how yogasana can be used to keep our ayurvedic energetics in balance. Let's have a look!
1. Vata Dosha
Vata is one of the tridoshas present in our body. Its imbalance escorts the body into characteristics like Cold, Mobility, Buoyancy, etc. Yoga practices in this type of predominance will help in reestablishing the qualities of Warmness, Equilibrium, Firmness, Tranquillity, and Sustenance. People with Vata imbalance will end up with diseases like Arthritis, Insomnia, Anxiety, Headache, Digestion issues, Constipation, etc. Asanas that have a calming nature and strengthen the lower back are more appropriate for Vata dosha.
- Supta Virasana
2. Pitta Dosha
Pitta is another dosha or energy which causes things to develop and transform. When Pitta dosha is in a balanced form then it promotes Understanding, Intelligence, Good Skin Complexion, etc. But its imbalance leads to Anger, Intolerance, Disturbed Sleep, Heartburn, and Insensitivity to Food. Yoga asanas that reduce tension from the abdomen are very effective in balancing Pitta dosha. Meditation should be primarily practiced along with the following yoga asanas:-
- Chandra namaskar
- Sheetali pranayama
3. Kapha Dosha
Kapha is made up of two elements i.e Earth and Water which is also known as the Energy of Cohesion. It helps us to unite with others and keep things together. The Balanced form of Kapha promotes Love, Calmness, and Stability but its imbalance leads to Inertia, Depression, Lethargy, Water Retention, Sinus Congestion, and Bloating. Yogasana, which is Strong and Stimulates Warmness, and causes Sweating, is the best way to rebalance Kapha. Standing postures with Combined Stretching and Movement are good.
- Adho mukha svanasana
- Surya Namaskar
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
MD (AYURVEDA) View Profile