QY3: Hatha Yoga to Ground and Reduce Excess Heat (Pitta Dosha)

In Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, the fire element in the body and mind is called the Pitta Dosha. Pitta means “that which cooks.” Pitta is associated with all metabolic processes: digesting food, ideas, experiences. Regulating heat in the body. Also things like passion, focus, ambition. When this gets excessive you may experience anger, skin issues (anything red on the skin, like hives or boils), heat exhaustion, frustration, irritation. This class will help balance that out with cooling and grounding asana and movements. We’ll use some breathing techniques to help regulate the internal heat in the body.

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