Ayurveda and sports

Sport im Winter | Ayurveda Parkschlösschen Health Blog

Do they really go together? – No, they belong together!

Sports from an Ayurvedic point of view

  • Ayurveda considers sports always from a holistic perspective. This means that body and mind should be in harmony and not in competition.
  • Sports ensure the stabilization of the Doshas (individual constitution) and the maintenance of the balance.
  • It strengthens all organs and enforces the immune system
  • Healthy sports according to Ayurvedic principles enhance the well-being, relieve stress and reduce fatigue.
  • In addition, Ayurvedic recommendations for sports consider the individual constitution and age.

But how do I find out the right intensity for me?

Ayurveda provides a simple rule of thumb:
When you start breathing heavily and cannot breathe through the nose anymore but have to breathe through your mouth and start sweating, you should stop or reduce the intensity. Only the fitness programme during and after which you feel comfortable, has a balancing effect and is ideal for your health. But an optimal preventive effect is only achieved through regular physical activity.

Principles for your training

Frequency: At least 2 x per week physical activity. Ideally 3-4 x per week.

Duration: At least 20-30 minutes per unit. Minimum: 60 minutes per week. Ideally 3-4 hours per week.

From an Ayurvedic point of view, daily physical activity under low strain is sensible!

Filed under Yoga & Movement

After studying medicine and doing his doctorate, Dr. Bigus initially continued his training in naturopathy, pain therapy and homeopathy. In 2004 he completed further training as an Ayurveda practitioner and in 2005 he further trained as an Ayurveda therapist, which rounded off his deep medical and therapeutic knowledge. From 2010 until 2021, Dr. Bigus was a part of the Ayurveda medical team of the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen.

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