Kapha balancing mantra: Energizing, Stimulating, Expression
Balancing kapha dosha through movement and exercise is all about energy and full self expression. The best types of exercise to warm up and melt kapha during this time of the year would be:
Walking and hiking, jogging, swimming, rowing, dancing, spinning, strength training, dynamic and warming yoga styles (even hot yoga), and faster paced active sports that pick up your heart rate a little.
You’ll want to lessen or avoid...
Endurance sports like marathon running, or high intensity fast-moving activities and sports like competitive cycling, racquetball, volleyball, and soccer.
If you’re a primary pitta: You’ll want to ease into the intensity and do your best to keep from going overboard particularly in the later part of the spring as the weather warms. Vary up your exercise program during the spring and alternate between intense and cooling workouts.
If you’re a primary vata: Great time to warm up and build strength. You’re natural desire for movement and action may draw you right into a varied and dynamic program of exercise and activities. Be sure to temper your desire for variation with a bit of grounding and focus. Also in order to avoid fatigue, focus on strength building to increase your endurance, build immunity and prepare you for fully shining your light as the summer rolls in.