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Suggestions on Vata's Yoga Practice

Ayurveda makes the following suggestions for Vata constitution individuals to focus on during their Yoga practice:

  • Practice at a slow and steady pace.

  • Use gentle and fluid movements such as the rotation in the joints and extension.

  • Focus on moving from the power center from below your navel.

  • Do multiple repetitions and hold each pose for a short period of time.

  • At the time of performing the pose, imagine that you are moving through warm water to increase your fluidity.

  • Focus on increasing your inhalation during each pose.

  • Ground yourself to the floor/earth using your big toes.

  • Try to engage your whole body by hugging your muscles to the bones to feel the movement of the pose on a holistic level.

  • Try not to overdo the poses that can cause exhaustion.

  • A restorative practice is preferable for Vata individuals.

  • Stay warm.

  • Be focused and present during your yoga practice.

  • You may need to relax more after your yoga practice using the Savasana posture.

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