As we move into spring, I adjust yoga sequencing to continue to generate internal heat, burn off toxins, and increase metabolism and circulation, which help pacify kapha imbalances.
To pacify Kapha and keep in balance, make sure to get enough rest and exercise, as well as take time to retreat into a quiet space for meditation or reflection. In addition, working with the pranayama and asana listed below will help increase circulation, energy, and metabolism.
Key pranayama for the winter: Kapalabhati (skull shining breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), Ujjayi (victorious breath).
Key asana for the winter Sun Salutations, vinyasa, or rhythmic yoga postures, standing balance, strong standing asana (Warrior), core strengthening, energizing backbends, as well as inversions and arm balances to increase energy and circulation.