According to Ayurveda, excessive exercise can lead to Vata imbalance, which causes various complications such as fatigue, exhaustion, exhaustion of body tissues, excessive thirst, bleeding disorders, breathing problems, cough, fever and vomiting. It is recommended to avoid excessive exercise and listen to your body’s signals such as fatigue, aches and pains.
The best time to practice according to Ayurveda depends on the dominant dosha at different times of the day. Morning is considered the best time to exercise because it is dominated by the Kapha dosha, which is associated with strength and stability. Exercising during the afternoon when Pitta is dominant can increase Pitta along with Vata. An evening when the Vata dosha is dominant can further increase Vata and may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with a Vata imbalance.
However, if the only available time to exercise is in the evening or if you are used to exercising in the evening, it is still considered better to exercise in the evening than not at all. Some benefits of evening exercise may include more free time, better sleep for some individuals, and a relaxed mind for outdoor activities. It is important to listen to your body and choose a time that works best for you within Ayurvedic guidelines. The bottom line is to prioritize regular exercise for overall health and well-being while keeping Ayurvedic principles in mind.
So if you can, it is recommended to exercise in the morning, but if the only time available is in the evening, or if you are used to it, then exercising in the evening is still a good option. It is important to listen to your body and choose a time that works best for you within Ayurvedic guidelines. Regular exercise is ultimately important for overall health and well-being, keeping Ayurvedic principles in mind. It may be necessary to take some time away from other activities to prioritize exercise and reap its benefits. As always, it is recommended to consult a qualified healthcare professional or Ayurvedic practitioner for individual advice.