In the YTT class, I learned about the five elements in ancient India and the three body type elements formed by these five elements. The elements are Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Space. The three body type elements are Pitta (made of Fire & Water), Vata (Air & Space), Kapha (Earth & Water).
It’s interesting to see how well the related theories work by looking at our batch of students. Like Pitta are people who like challenge, they usually like Vinyasa. Kapha is slightly bigger size and have lung problem. By observing the teammates, we could tell the major body type elements.
Your body type can have one or more than two of the majority elements. The body types are Single Dosha (Vata, Pitta or Kapha), Two-Dosha Type (Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Kapha, Kapha-vata) , and Three-Dosha Type (Vatta-Pitta-Kapha). The three dosha body type is very rare. It indicates your body is quite balance.
As a yoga teacher, we can observe our students’ body types and give them suitable yoga sequences and poses to balance their body type and energy.
In addition, we also learned how to observe if students have issues like flat back, hyper extended knees and how can we help them to improve the situation. I tested on it, within one week, I was able to decrease the knee and back pains as a patient myself. With a bit consciousness and action, we can build up a healthy body.
200HR YTT Jul’21 Weekend