The Juicy Life utilizes doshas as a way of understanding the mind-body connection as aligned with ayurveda, the traditional Hindu method of medicine. Everyone has aspects of all three doshas, and throughout our lives, one or two will get thrown out off balance, causing physical and subtle body distress. 

Click here to learn what your dominant dosha is

So how does one keep their doshas in balance? Diet and exercise are crucial elements of self-healing, and The Juicy Life offers both via its yoga classes and juice creations and can create customized practices and cleanses for your specific dosha. 

Here are three yoga poses and juice recipes to support your dominant dosha: 


Kapha

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Grounded Kapha dosha has springtime energy, rooted to the earth, a little lethargic from a long winter, but ready to spring forth with growth if energized correctly. A hot yoga practice and backbends can rile up a low-energy Kapha, especially an proud balancing backbend like natarajasana

 

 

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Kapha Juice: makes 2 servings

2 cucumbers

4-5 stalks celery

2 tart apple

1 cup spring peas

2 handfuls arugula

2 lemons, add to taste

Handful dill

Cayenne pepper to taste


Vata

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Airy Vata dosha has winter energy, like a light, swirling snowfall. Grounding poses like viparita karani, also known as waterfall pose or, less elegantly, legs up the wall will help bring vata energy down to earth. Wrap a blanket as cozily as possible around as much of your body as you can snuggle in there and let your energy float down to the earth underneath you.

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Vata Juice: makes 2 servings

5 carrots

5 oranges

1 whole pumpkin or butternut squash

2 cups sunchokes

3 stalks celery

Ginger to taste, start with an inch

Lemon to taste

Cinnamon to taste


Pitta

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Fiery pitta dosha is a hot, breezeless summer day. Pitta needs cooling energy to temper her flame, like child’s pose. Cooling breaths like lion's breath (exaggerated exhales out the mouth with the tongue sticking out) is another quick way to balance pitta energy.

 

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Pitta Juice: makes 2 servings

1 honeydew melon

2 cucumber

2 handfuls of spinach

1 handful of basil

2 limes, more to taste