Ayurveda Yoga Classes Memphis TN

Ayurveda yoga classes use the principles of Ayurvedic medicine to balance a person’s doshas. The three doshas are vatta, pitta, and kapha and different yoga poses help address different dosha imbalances. See below for yoga studios in Memphis, TN that give access to certified Ayurvedic yoga instructors who will guide you through your Ayurveda yoga practice.

Midtown Yoga
(901) 270-5373
524 S Cooper
Memphis, TN
Yoga Styles
ALL

Simply Divine Yoga
4285670
3233 Kinderhill Ln
Germantown, TN
Yoga Styles
vinyasa

Evergreen Yoga Center
(901) 726-1115
1541 Overton Park Ave
Memphis, TN
 
Breeze Yoga Memphis
(901) 537-0012
627 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Bikram Yoga Memphis
(901) 682-9940
5101 Sanderlin Ave Ste 125
Memphis, TN
 
Yoga @ Hope Presbyterian Church
(901) 853-1321
8500 Walnut Grove Road
Cordova, TN
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

Yoga Teacher
(901) 240-1133
216 Catalpa Drive
Marion, AR
Yoga Styles
Iyengar Yoga

Better Bodies Yoga
(901) 685-1931
692 W Brookhaven Cir
Memphis, TN
 
Memphis Massage
(901) 761-4700
5007 Black Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Nirvana Yoga
(901) 684-1524
475 River View Rd
Memphis, TN
 

Tips to Energize

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By Nora Isaacs

Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type.

My college roommate—thin, quick-minded, and restless—was somewhat of a mystery to me. We lived together for two years, hung out, studied together, but our energy levels—and the way we dealt with fatigue—couldn’t have been more different. While I barely functioned if I didn’t get my eight hours of sleep, Jen did fine on six. I conserved energy by moving slowly and methodically while she flitted from place to place.

I could never quite understand these differences as an undergrad; I naively thought that if we had the same schedule and habits, we would have the same energy level. But 15 years later, after studying the science of ayurveda, I get it. Despite the similarities that drew us to each other, Jen and I were vastly different—and we needed to find our own ways of rejuvenating in order to feel refreshed.

Jen and I are proof of what ayurvedic thinking is all about: Not everyone is created equal. The ancient science of ayurveda—India’s oldest known system of medicine—is based on the idea that life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas. Sometimes called metabolic types or constitutions, these three forces are present not only within us, but they also govern everything in the universe: hours in the day, seasons of the year, and even stages of life (see “Dosha Times” below).

When it comes to boosting energy, ayurveda looks to how we can live in harmony with the greater universe. When we ignore natural law—such as eating food out of season, staying up when our internal rhythms dictate sleep, and pushing ourselves when we need to rest—we disturb the balance between the inner and outer universe, and we become imbalanced. “And it’s then—when we break the rules of the rhythms of nature—that we’re more vulnerable to fatigue,” says John Douillard, DC, PhD, director of LifeSpa Retreat and Rejuvenation Center of Ayurveda in Boulder, Colorado.

So how can we draw from the wellspring of ayurveda’s ancient wisdom to stay balanced, vibrant, and energetic? The key is understanding your dosha, so you can tap into a prescription for energy that will work especially well for you. Here’s how.

Your Energy RX

The basic principle behind ayurveda is “like increases like.” So to maintain energy and balance, you need to gravitate toward the elements unlike those inherent in your constitution. Since you already have those qualities in excess, reducing them can help you find balance. “If you have a vata person, doing a vata activity, in a vata season, you begin to stack qualities,” explains Douillard. “And the premise of ayurveda is not to stack.” A better idea for a vata, explains Douillard, would be to bring in more elements of pitta and kapha—especially during the fall or winter season and the post-menopausal years, when vata predominates in the environment and the body.

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Author: Nora Isaacs

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