Exercise according to Doshas

Updated: Sep 8


We all know that exercise is important in our daily lives, but knowing our body type and exercising accordingly is te right way to do it.


Vata Type:

People with this type of body are slim with fine limbs. Exercises with fast movements and

doing light sports for 15 to 20 minutes continuously is right for them. So walking, cycling,

dancing and swimming are some activities that people with vata type body should opt for. Winter

time is not good for them so they should workout indoors preferably.


Pitta Type:

Having a pitta type body means such people can exercise for longer hours as their body can manage the heat production easily. They have moderate to vigorous physique and can easily do swimming as well as climbing, cycling, jogging and team sports.


Kapha Type:

Having a solid built, people with this body type can do intense and long workout

sessions but they usually are a bit lazy. Regular exercise is a must for them which may include

long distance running, rowing or jogging. Warm up is necessary before beginning a

workout for all body types as per Ayurveda including Vata, Pitta and Kapha body types.


- Ayurveda recommended time for exercising is 6 am to 10 am which is the Kapha time.


- Too much or too little exercise should be avoided. You should feel energetic after a workout session.


-Strength training (surya namaskar, weight lifting), endurance training (jogging, cycling, swimming, fast

walking) and flexibility training (yoga, stretching) should be a part of your workouts.

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