Another Yoga Instagram Challenge is among us! Our Challenge for November is #LetYourHeartFallOpen. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and rather than making it just one day, will you do this with me for the full month?
For this challenge, we’re going to post the posture of the day below like we did before, but include a quote about:
- Something you’re grateful for
- Something you’re thankful for
- Or, your favorite quote about gratitude.
Another aspect of this challenge is focused on the fall season, and the vata constitution. Vata is one of the three doshas discussed in Ayurveda. Ayurveda means the science of life, and is the aspect of yoga that we follow to balance our day to day living. When we understand Ayurveda, we can understand how to our bodies and moods are effected by the time of the day, temperatures, seasons, and how our diet effects our inner peace. You might want to check out the Interview I did with Kyle Roberts last year, Ayurvedic Specialist, about ayurveda, and specifically how to avoid colds during the changing seasons.
During the Fall season, vata is the primary dosha. Vata governs physical movement, circulation, communication, mental activity, sensory perception, motor function, respiration, heart function and all nervous system impulses. The key qualities of vata and fall alike are dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, mobile and clear. The vata type is naturally light and delicate with dry eyes and skin. With irregular appetites and thirst, vatas often experience digestive and absorption problems. If you’re curious, you can take a dosha test here and see what your personal constituion is!
All of the postures for #letyourheartfallopen will be focused on heart opening, and vata, which we’ll also explain in our posts.
Here’s how it works (Scroll down):
PIN THIS so you can refer to it easily every day!
HERE ARE THE RULES:
B. Follow all of the hosts on Instagram:
C. Starting November 1st, Post the posture of the day by following the calendar above in picture or video form.
D. Use the hashtag: #letyourheartfallopen on each post
E. Post your favorite quote about gratitude, or just something that you’re thankful or grateful for.
F. Tag at least one friend to do it with you! Sharing is caring!
G. Tag all hosts on each post so that we can see your posts!
Prizes are to be announced, but you can be sure they will be AWESOME!
Did you take the Dosha quiz? I’m Pitta, Vata, then Kapha. What’s your constitution? Did you learn anything interesting about yourself? Tell me in the comments below!
I hope to see you on Instagram!