If you've had a day where you are "go, go, go" and putting your attention in several directions this is increasing the Vata Dosha, the air element. Repeated over time, this leads to an excess of Vata Dosha which shows up as anxiety, worry, fear, dryness, itchiness, digestive distress, IBS, cold limbs and similar issues. To help reduce this excess and avoid these negative effects of excess Vata you can do practices that increase the Earth element, or Kapha Dosha. It can be hard to go from that Vata excess to stillness, so this practice includes a good amount of movement to help ease into grounding. The effect I've often felt from doing these sorts of practices is like recharging. It feels as if I have a sense of touch in several directions depleting my energy and attention, then I do this sort of practice and my energy comes back to my center and my energy replenishes. You will have your own experience, but I have found this incredibly helpful and much needed for me, I hope you find it helpful too!
Get your free guide "10 Yoga Mistakes to Stop Today" and you'll receive weekly updates about blogs, podcasts and exclusive offers.
In this FREE online workshop you will learn the best of everything I've learned over 2000+ hours of trainings and 4000+ hours of classes taught. Learn common mistakes to avoid and new approaches to yoga based on modern exercise science, rooted in the origins of yoga.
For my first 5 years of Yoga my hamstrings were tight. I stretched them often, so what was I doing wrong? I'll address this and the biggest mistakes I made in my first 10 years of practice so you can avoid them. With some easy adjustments you can start building strength, flexibility and balance today. Enter your email to begin: