Posted on February 7, 2023 by Yvonne Cattermole
Last week was the start of a new yoga term. The February class is full. March currently has three spaces remaining:
With the bank holidays and dates for Easter, the next block is a six week term. If you are unable to make your usual class, you will be able to swap providing there is space or there is always space in the online classes, by prior agreement
Ayurveda follows the energetic philosophy of the three doṣas: vāta, pitta and kapha. There a several cycles to consider when working with this model, one of which relates to the seasons. Late winter and early Spring is the time when kapha is dominant. At this time kapha can become aggravated. The growing warmth begins to melt the accumulated excesses of winter. We can feel this mentally and physically. There might be feelings of sluggishness, heaviness and a resistance to move. We can become waterlogged in our bodies with symptoms of water retention, congested sinuses and lungs and a sluggish digestion.
Yoga practices to counter pose these patterns to bring strength and movement into the body and mind. There needs to be a focus on the upper back, chest, arms and the stomach. Kapha tends to be cold in temperature so we try to create heat and warmth and a comfortable amount of challenge. Using ujjayi breathing will help to dry excess phlegm and bring focus to practice
In addition to yoga, you can take on lifestyle and nutrition practices to help cleanse the system and make the transition into Spring a healthy experience. Some start-up suggestions; be discerning:
For more information you can check out the Ayurveda page or book in for a consultation:
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