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How Practicing the Right Style of Yoga Can Help You Feel Calmer and More Peaceful in Your Mind & Body

How Practicing the Right Style of Yoga Can Help You Feel Calmer and More Peaceful in Your Mind & Body

In this blog, I’m sharing why practicing the right style of yoga can help you feel calmer and more peaceful in your mind & body. 

This is incredibly important, because many people are actually practicing the wrong style of Yoga for their unique mind-body type.

When they continue practicing the wrong style of Yoga for their Dosha, especially when their Dosha is already out of balance, it could lead to a long-term imbalance in their mind & body.

This may be exactly what you are doing right now too!

Each Dosha often has a tendency towards a particular style of Yoga or exercise in general – but what they often need is the complete opposite to what they actually want!

I’m Vata Pitta and I used to love practicing 90 minute dynamic Yoga 3-4 times a week and I usually practiced late in the evening after work.

I felt really great during and right after my yoga class, but on a daily basis I still struggled – feeling chaotic in my mind and life.

I couldn’t understand why because I thought that practicing Yoga a few times a week is a good thing (as I’ve been told) and that I should be feeling calmer, less stressed and anxious, and have more energy.

If you struggle with a chaotic mind, find yourself overthinking and just can’t seem to find balance in your life, the chances are you are also practicing the wrong types of yoga or exercise for your unique Dosha.

How Practicing the Right Style of Yoga Can Help You Feel Calmer and More Peaceful in Your Mind & Body

Vata:

In general, Vata types are usually drawn to yoga and exercises that involve lots of movement and flow, such as vinyasa Yoga.

So if you are experiencing Vata imbalances, such as anxiety, fear, insecurity or insomnia, practice grounding and claiming Yoga practice, holding each Yoga pose for about 15 to 20 breaths and move mindfully through sequences.

Pitta:

Pitta types are usually drawn to vigorous and energizing Yoga, such as dynamic vinyasa Yoga and hot Yoga. They also tend to become too involved in precise or competitive aspects of physical Yoga practice.

So if you are experiencing Pitta imbalances such as anger, feeling overly competitive, being judgemental (towards others and yourself) and have a perfectionist tendency, practice cooling, nurturing and joyful Yoga practice and focus on longer exhalation.

Kapha:

And finally, Kapha tends to be sedentary and prefers grounding, slow, calming Yoga.

But what Kapha types need is a stimulating and challenging practice. Dynamic style of Yoga is great for Kapha (and not Vata!).

So if you are experiencing Kapha imbalances such as depression, attachment or lack of inner drive, practice dynamic Yoga and get your body moving!

When you start to practice Yoga for your unique Dosha and imbalances, you will start to feel more grounded, calm and peaceful in your mind and life, but as my Yoga teacher in India, who I studied Yoga & Ayurveda from says, ‘Yoga starts from your kitchen’!

If you’re eating the wrong food and living a lifestyle that is not aligned with your unique Dosha or imbalances, you are neglecting the benefits of Yoga and the chances are, you will remain a chaotic overthinker.

So if you are practicing Yoga but not quite seeing the long-term benefits or are struggling to make your practice consistent, take my short online Dosha quiz now and discover your Dosha today!

When you complete the quiz, you’ll get your Dosha guide with some practical tips & advice on which foods, lifestyle habits and Yoga poses are best for your Dosha!