What works in the warmer months does not always serve us well during the cold and dark of winter. To help combat these colder, darker days we need to adjust our practice so that we do not aggravate the kapha and vata doshas. When kapha or vata are triggered, the digestive fire plummets, Then we become more susceptible to colds, poor circulation, joint pains and negative emotions. We want to focus on poses that will open the chest, throat and sinuses while warming the body and boosting our emotions.
Asanas to get you warmed up and open:
Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations):
Try a few rounds of sun salutations in the mornings to build heat in the body and open up your chest. Just 10 minutes daily of exercise will boost your immune system and help balance your emotions.