Seasonal changes are one of the important aspects which impact our health as per Ayurveda. Every season is unique in its qualities and so is its effect on our health.
Have you noticed that the incidences of infections and diseases are much more during the transition of the season when one season ends, and the next season starts?
This is much more apparent when winter ends and spring starts.
What happens in our body?
1.The Kapha dosha which has been accumulated in winter starts melting and flowing into the different channels causing the Kapha related diseases in this season. This is not very different to the ice melting and flooding the nearby areas.
2. Low digestive fire.
Some of the diseases caused due to increased Kapha dosha include:
- Various digestive complaints like low appetite, bloating, diarrhoea etc
- Hay fever, allergies, sinusitis
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Flu, asthma etc
If one is more conscious, one would notice that all the problems start with poor digestion. Making efforts to improve our digestion will help us reduce the chances of Kapha dosha related diseases.
Some tips to stay healthy this spring:
|Food: Cold, heavy, fatty, fried, eating a large heavy breakfast.Excessive amounts of sweet and sour taste foods Cold or iced drinks
|Food: Light and easy-to-digest food seasoned with spicesPrimarily bitter, pungent, and astringent foodsHoney can be used. However, do not heat honey.Warm herbal teas like ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
|Lifestyle: Sleeping during the dayExposure to dust, pollenAny extreme deviation in temperature
|Lifestyle: Exercise as per one’s capacity Yoga, meditation, and pranayamaKeep warm and dryFavour warm water for shower
- Kapha detox
Spring brings with it a new life. If we take time to tune into the nature and try to adapt ourselves, we will enjoy every positivity which comes with it.
We wish you a healthy spring.
If you wish to seek further information on the spring detox or would like to know more about the above treatments, we are just a call away at Aspects of Healing on 08 8110 4300.