Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Pitta

Nanna Coppens

Senior trainer in Dru Yoga, Meditation & Dance

Nanna is one of Europe’s most experienced and highly regarded Dru Yoga and Dance trainers. Originally from The Netherlands, she has been teaching for over 20...

Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Pitta

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Duration: 
45 mins

In this session, designed specifically for anyone who has a Pitta Ayurvedic body type, Nanna Coppens will guide you through movements and postures that will bring you into the present. Playfulness and fun are the key words of this session, as well as that 'pitta-must-have' hint of a challenge.
This class is aimed to slow you down and to cool your system - but with a hint of challenge too!

  • fun and playful, flowing and fluid activations - the eagle breath and circling a large - imaginary - beach ball!
  • Chair of the Heart posture - opening the heart and bringing a feeling of inner joy
  • the mudra (hand gesture) known as the Lotus flower
  • Warrior postures - to give the pitta type a mild challenge and sense of achievement; adductor (inner thigh) stretches in preparation for this posture
  • the sitting spinal twist - counteracts the tension that excess pitta can create as a result of too much stress
  • and now the deep relaxation you have been waiting for, but with a difference. In this deep relaxation, Nanna will introduce the humming sound, which relaxes the nervous system and helps you to arrive at the heart centre.
  • end this session once more with the Lotus flower, bringing you fully into the present moment.

 

Are you vata, pitta or kapha? Do the Ayurvedic questionnaire (opens in a new tab) to discover your ayurvedic body type

 

Interested in learning more about Ayurveda? Join us on our course in Snowdonia on the 12th August 2016

 

Vata

Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Vata 
A Vata personality is outgoing, friendly and creative. When not in balance they can be stressed, anxious, overwhelmed. They can suffer from conditions such as insomnia, joint pain and brain fog. In this class we are going to reduce your vata and help create a calm, grounded state of mind and body. Be prepared to de-stress and relax with this calming and nurturing class.

 
Kapha

Yoga for your Ayurvedic body type - Kapha 
Kapha types are grounded, loyal, steady, compassionate and reliable. Out of balance they tend to like food (a little too much at times!) – and hence be slightly overweight. A Kapha personality may have low motivation and tend to be a teeny weeny bit on the lazy side! So what are you waiting for - let's get moving! This class will energise and motivate you as well as mobilising your circulation and lymphatic system.

 
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18 Nov, 2016
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Liz Waddington
You have taught me so much about myself through the doshas today Nana you truly are my inspiration & teacher guru. See you next weekend for more. With love xx
22 Aug, 2016
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Superb class, Nanna. Calming and yet gently warming at the same time! Kath x
5 Jul, 2016
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AnnDBishop
Lovely class - completely fits my personality. Particularly love the lotus mudra and the humming. Will be doing this regularly to balance my dosha
15 Apr, 2016
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SylviaC
Just what I needed thanks Nana. I especially loved the relaxation with the humming bee breath :)
3 Apr, 2016
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Charlotte May
This is wonderful class which I much appreciate. I am well stretched, energised and happy in a way which promotes a gentle and soft approach to life. Thank you Nanna
5 Mar, 2016
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MelC
A really relaxed way to start my day. Thanks Nanna
3 Mar, 2016
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debslou
Beautiful class thank you Debs F
2 Mar, 2016
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joanredfern
Thank you Nanna for these beautiful Pitta and Vata classes. I teach seated Dru yoga classes for seniors and there are some lovely bits in both these classes I will be able to use. I have used the lotus mudra in my classes before so thanks for the reminder to use this mudra again. Much Love Joan Redfern

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