While the subject line of this week’s newsletter might seem to contain some sort of political innuendo, I assure you that it does not. In yoga parlance, the word ‘constitution’ refers not to an individual citizen’s rights or to the democratic system of checks and balances, but rather to an individual’s essential nature. According to the Ayurvedic medicine model, there are three constitutions, known as doshas, that account for people’s individual differences and biological tendencies. When you become more aware of your particular constitutional makeup, then you can more skillfully deploy the yoga technologies of posture and breath. In other words, once you understand what your body/mind needs in order to be balanced, then you can more easily select the specific type of practice that will steer you in that direction. Check out this week’s three new releases: Balancing Your Dosha (Tips for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). Each video gives an engaging and informative overview of one of the constitutions, as well as customized recommendations for diet and lifestyle that will promote balance. In addition, each video leads you through simple posture and breathing practices that have an immediately positive effect. I feel so lucky to have my friend and colleague, Deacon Carpenter, presenting these videos because he is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist who possesses the rare gift of being able to explain highly nuanced information in a way that anyone can understand.
Hope you enjoy!