Pitta Season

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Pitta Season 

As we slip from early summer into the peak of the season itself, it’s important to consider how environmental changes can affect and alter our sense of wellbeing. In Ayurvedic terms, summer is the time of pitta, where the world is increasingly hot, intense, moist, and sharp. Energy is high, which means that it’s easy for us to feel overexerted, overheated, and, as a result, more exhausted than usual. 

According to the Ayurvedic tradition, we all contain different combinations of the three doshas, or energetic forces of nature. These include pitta (fire), vata (wind), and kapha (water). When our doshas are out of balance we experience discomfort, stress, and poor health. Ayurvedic imbalance is as varied as body type or personality and your path to balance depends on your prominent dosha. You can find out what your prominent dosha is (and subsequent imbalance) by taking this short quiz and reading the suggestions based on your results.

However, regardless of your dominant dosha, we all experience the intensity of summer. This article from Yoga International explores ways to maintain equilibrium this season, such as avoiding the heat of the day (10 am-2 pm), taking time to practice pranayama (yogic breathing),  and eating cool foods (e.g., cucumbers, mint, summer squash, and mangos). Holistic wellness can be overwhelming, but making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can lead to truly positive results. 

by: Kelsey Leach

Yoga Teacher Graduation

They took the first step in a thousand miles journey. Six months later they now step on to the path of teaching this life changing practice and sharing what they love with others. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Mantra Yoga Teacher Training graduates!  

Mover the last six months they dove deep into their physical practice of asana, swam the depths of philosophy and learned the methodology of bundling it up into the gift of joy to share with the world. 

Im incredibly proud of this group of teachers and thrilled to share them with you. 

Graduates: 

Alicia T.  , Mary Beth C., , Lisa M. Lisa R., Kat W., Tina M., Joan W., Amy HC., Dawn B., Kristina P Roxanne L., Sally P.  

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