2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part Y
Yoga for balancing the doshas
AUTHOR(S): Hiteshpal Singh Rathore
The paramount theme of yoga at its core is the same as Ayurveda-to return to your true nature. As Yoga is Ayurveda’s sister science, Yoga and Ayurveda share themes and principles. Yoga is fantastic for everyone because there are a variety of styles and poses that can be selected, adapted, and modified to complement anyone’s mind-body constitution. According to Ayurveda, the universal life force manifests as three different energies or Doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. We are all made up of a unique combination of these three forces. This unique combination, determined at the moment of conception, is our constitution or prakruti. The three doshas constantly fluctuate according to our environment, which includes our diet, the seasons, the climate, our age, and many more factors. The current state of these three doshas most commonly defines our imbalance, or vikruti. The three doshas are generally described in terms of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and ether. When determining the kind of yoga practice that is right for you, the most important factor is your vikruti, or imbalance. Your vikruti is, in fact, the single most important determinant of your entire regime. Once you have corrected your imbalance, you can stay in good health by choosing a yoga practice that balances your constitution or prakruti.
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How to cite this article:
Hiteshpal Singh Rathore. Yoga for balancing the doshas . Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1385-1387.