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Having just completed yoga teacher training in India and changing my diet completely based on my balance..(well lack of balance)..of doshas, for me, I have no doubt at all of the benefits of following the Ayurvedic system for diet. I wasn't exactly sceptical, but I didn't fully believe it would make much difference to my asana practice - the difference in how I felt and my focus was amazing. I would fully recommend it.


Hello. What do you mean with "Americans"?

Will B

With all this rising at 6am to hit an optional meditation, then hitting a hard-start class at 6.30, when the hell do you have time to take a poop? There's your ayurveda for you. Also, the author can't seem to hide her very American/Puritan sensibility at being vata - you multl-task therefore you're special. So not yogic.


earlier, i was not sure about my prakriti(nature) but im very sure now, this article is very helpful thanks.

Mandy H

Thanks for sharing your amazing experience of your retreat with us! I was looking for ways to balance my vata energy and these hints will really help! I really enjoyed this article. More articles like this please!


I thoroughly enjoyed this article, right timing to keep my vata under control... thank you.

Gina A

I am so grateful of your information. I do yoga once a week along with strength training three times a week. I love to read how the yoga poses support our body and nervous system and help us relax. Yoga Journal breaks down how each pose strengthens our muscles. There is no substitute for yoga. Thank you!

Rajendar Menen

I am in India and read the YG online every day. Have been doing yoga for 20 years and just love whatever you print. Thanks a lot.


So appreciate this article! The great way she composed the information was very inspiring...even to see how to implement into the balance so wanted in daily life...I guess that is the practice...

Chantyl Cape Town South Africa

Great article! Reading your articles makes me slow down,contemplate and centre myself! Love the daily insight you send to my mailbox!!!

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