According to Ayurveda: Choice of Sport Suited To Body Type
Sport keeps us flexible, strengthens the muscles and internal organs. However, too much of it exhausts us, especially if it is the wrong sport. Ayurveda & Ayuronics can help you find the right sport to the right extent for the respective type. The goal: strengthening the internal organs, stimulating the digestive power and a balanced, calm mind.
First: The optimal success is achieved with about 50 percent of the maximum possible load. There is a simple rule of thumb for this: As soon as you start breathing hard, you should stop or slow down. Because Ayurveda always looks at sports holistically and never sees the purpose in exclusively building muscle.
Rather, exercise is supposed to maintain the internal balance of the body and strengthen the immune system. An effect that only occurs if you have more energy after exercise than before – if you are exhausted, it was too strenuous and not good for your health.
Second: Better regular and shorter than rare and then do sports for a long time! A few minutes to half an hour a day helps the body to keep fit better than two hours of torture once a week. The body only becomes strong, enduring, energetic and flexible with regularity.
Third: sport at the right time of the day! This is best between six and ten in the morning, because it is better to rest, relax and regenerate in the evening. The summer midday heat is also unsuitable – according to Ayurveda, one should be more active in autumn, winter and spring than in summer.
Fourth – no sport, for: exhaustion, illness, hunger and thirst, right before and after eating (keep two hours apart, unless it’s a digestive walk!) … and only light sport during menstruation, pregnancy and after childbirth .
Fifth: take age into account! Children move a lot anyway, but don’t want to be forced. Under 25 you can do a lot and endurance, up to 40 moderate and from 40 moderate sports – but always regularly.
Sixth: choose sport according to your own type! Slim people with fine limbs (Vata) are best swimming, cycling, hiking or dancing – but should not be exaggerated and rather slow and only go up to half an hour. People with medium, strong physiques (pitta) can tolerate more, especially from
Sports that are practiced outdoors (skiing, climbing, cycling, jogging, ball sports etc.). And Kapha types benefit the most from endurance-intensive sports (rowing, long-distance running etc.).
Seventh and eighth: Never forget about the regeneration phases, plan relaxation and massages and do something against free radicals (e.g. with dietary supplements).
Ayuronics always says, “Enjoy healthy exercise”!