Active Poses to Pacify Vata & Energize Kapha

Instructor - Sarahjoy Marsh

Day & Time - Sunday at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

(Available in Full and Sunday Festival Pass.  Add to a Partial or Saturday Festival Pass for $120)

Navigating the Ayurvedic Transition from Vata to Kapha Season
Each year our reunion in Cannon Beach also coincides with the seasonal
transition from Vata to Kapha, from winter’s cold, windy, brittle, drying
season to spring’s moist, muddy, unctuous, juicy season. Vata runs the
risk of aggravation, causing mental anxiety, un-grounded-ness, insomnia,
constipation, joint pain, and nervous system disregulation. Kapha
presents the risks of lethargy, stagnation, heaviness, seasonal allergies,
edema, congestion, and can become the veritable “stick in the mud”. Yet
each of the doshas also offers the gifts and strengths of our life force. To
navigate vata wisely is to tap into your capacity for light-heartedness,
playfulness, inspiration, and insight. To surf kapha wisely is to tap into
your capacity for grounding, nurturing (self or others), generative-ness,
creativity, and awakening that which blooms in your life.

Active Poses to Pacify Vata & Energize Kapha
Vata’s energy is mobile, windy, and flitting. To pacify and balance this
tendency, we use supported inversions and other poses where the head
is lower than the heart. Kapha is heavy, inert, and steady. To prevent it
from becoming muddy, we energize our circulation and wake up dormant
creativity. We’ll use heating practices. twisting poses, and poses that
cultivate playfulness.

Expect inversions with support (blocks, chairs, the wall), standing poses,
twists, and playful poses, including introductions to arm balances,
partner’s yoga, and “the yoga of making it up”. We’ll round the class out
with nurturing forward bends using hot water bottles.

Please bring a mat, 2 blocks, a strap, 2 blankets.  And if you have a hot water bottle, please bring it.

Cannon Beach Chamber Hall

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