I have a question on Ayurveda in Yoga practice:
I understand that each of the doshas has to be balanced. In each person, one dosha is more dominant. So that person’s main practice would be to balance that dosha.
To balance Vata, one needs to do a Kapha practice: to slow down with slow movement and breath, gentle Vinyasas, to ground Vata’s airy nature and to release with restorative poses.
To balance Kapha, one needs to do a Pitta practice: to build fire and heat by holding their edges in terms of stretch and strength, and to circulate Kapha’s stagnation by moving with breath.
According to this reasoning, to balance Pitta, one would do a Vata practice. But for some reason, that doesn’t make sense. Since Pitta is fire and inflammation, one needs to cool down. But is that a part of Vata, to cool down? What is a Vata practice anyway, to expand?
Is my reasoning correct? Or am I missing something?
And one more question: What is the order of balancing these doshas in a Tri-Doshic class? My guess is V - P - K - and - V again.
Thanks, Mukunda. Any clarity on this would be greatly appreciated.