Hatha Yoga to Ground and Reduce Excess Heat (Pitta Dosha)

I'm Jeremy Devens and welcome back to the Quietmind Yoga Podcast.

If you’re like me, your body can overheat at times and needs to cool down. In Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, this is called the Pitta Dosha. Pitta literally means “that which cooks.” Pitta is associated with all metabolic processes: digesting food, ideas, experiences. Regulating heat in the body. Also things like passion, focus, ambition. When this gets excessive you may experience anger, skin issues (anything red on the skin, like hives or boils), heat exhaustion, frustration, irritation.

This week's yoga class will help balance that out with cooling and grounding asana and movements. We’ll use some breathing techniques to help regulate the internal heat in the body.

Props suggested: a strap, 2 blocks, a blanket.