Morning Yoga for Kapha Reduction

Kapha Morning Yoga Routine | Kapha Reduction | Ayurveda Parkschlösschen Health Blog

This routine can be done right after getting up to relax the body and stimulate the metabolism.

In the winter, the body accumulates the Kapha Dosha due to a rich diet, lack of exercise, and the cold and wet weather. As a result, we often feel tired, sluggish and lethargic.

This morning yoga routine – the ”8 movements of the spine“ – helps to reduce Kapha and to start the morning calmly but with vigour by stretching and relaxing the whole body and stimulating our Agni (digestive fire).

The sequence

  1. Upward salute: inhale.
  2. Standing side stretch: exhale, bend to the side, inhale to the centre. Repeat on the other side.
  3. Standing spinal twist: exhale, turn to the side. Inhale, turn to the centre and exhale, turn to the other side.
  4. Standing back bend: exhale, bend backwards and inhale, back to centre.
  5. Forward fold: exhale, bend forwards. Inhale, raise one arm to the ceiling and look up, exhale, lower arm. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Half forward fold: inhale, arms stretched.
  7. Squat: exhale.
  8. Upward salute: inhale, stand upright and stretch.

Each pose should be done as slowly as possible. You can carry out 2 to 5 rounds of the sequence as required.

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Katrin Völker is a trained hotel specialist and has worked in this profession for 10 years on cruise ships. In 2018 she did a yoga training in Nepal. Back in Germany, she completed intensive training as an Ayurveda health consultant in 2019. Since May 2019, Ms. Völker complements the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen team as a yoga and meditation teacher and Ayurveda therapist.

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