What do you get when you mix earth and water? Mud in all its glory!
What are the qualities of mud? Doesn’t it feel heavy, sticky and cold?
Well, one of the 3 major universal energies that Ayurveda recognizes as governing the seasons and our bodies & minds is the energy of KAPHA (the others are Vata and Pitta).
Kapha is made up of the elements of earth and water.
Right now we are in the Kapha season ... can you tell?
Not only is Nature showing us the powerful qualities of water and earth right now, but we can also feel that same heaviness, stickiness and coldness in our own bodies! This is the time of congestion in the lungs and the sinuses, as well as a time when we feel mentally lethargic and our “heavier” winter food is only one aspect of this weight.
YOGA and AYURVEDA have very practical suggestions of how to balance this heaviness and bring lightness, joy and warmth back to us and sustain us all the way through to the Spring. As the old adage in Ayurveda says: “like increases like and opposites balance”, we need to balance our daily routine with more heat both for our digestion (through ginger and other warming spices) as well as our bodies through more vigorous movements and heating breath practices.
I invite you to join me and other students at Triangle Yoga for my WEEKLY AYURVEDIC YOGA CLASS, where we thoroughly explore these concepts in a movement class that is kindly heating and yet gentle enough to soothe our nervous systems:
Fridays, 9:15am (75 Min) AYURVEDIC YOGA at TRIANGLE YOGA
I also offer two Restorative Yoga classes per week for deep relaxation and restoration of both body and mind:
Thursdays, 6:00 pm (75 Min) RESTORATIVE YOGA at TRIANGLE YOGA
Sundays, 4:30 pm (75 Min) RESTORATIVE YOGA at my new PRIVATE STUDIO
Looking forward to seeing you at one or all of these offerings for your wellbeing,
Certified Yoga Therapist