Spring season guidelines according to ayurveda (to cop up with nature changes)
Spring season is best to detox body with winter fats and toxins as fatIt’s a kapha enhancer weather so we should do more yoga, kapha pacifying diet to overcome with the weather.so please follow some basic guidelines during spring season:
Spring is a perfect time of year for cleansing and weight reduction.
Fruit fasting or Juice fasts with pomegranate or apple juice, and mono-diets are wonderfully supportive.
Try to use kapha pacifying bitter, astringent and pungent food like herbs(Turmeric,pippli,blackpepper,ginger,cinnamon) and food to cleanse our body. These ayurvedic healthy habits help to balance mucus production, regulate moisture levels, to open all the channels of elimination for purification.
You can further support the process by drinking lukewarm, or hot beverages. Try to eat warm, light foods that easy to digest like we can start our day with a light breakfast of fresh fruit or herbs tea.
Light Lunches and dinners as cooked grains chapati, steamed vegetables, and Pulses are often perfect choices. we can also get benefit from eating lots of bitter greens, seasonal vegetables, and spicy foods like green chilies, ginger.
We can enhance our meals with the pungent flavor of onions, garlic, ginger, black pepper, chili pepper.Try to create an inspiring and active morning routine for ourself, even if it’s short.
Brush your teeth, scrape your tongue, apply a few drops of cows ghee to your nasal passages, and drink some warm water first thing in the morning. You can also massage your skin with warm sesame oil , Mustard oil . and then rinse off in a lukewarm water shower.
If you don’t have time for an oil massage every day, consider light handed dry rub before bathe, rubbing skin vigorously to stimulate heat, improved lymphatic circulation, fluid balance, and healthy, supple skin. Making time for exercise or yoga first thing in the morning will also help to promote clarity and improved energy this spring.
Daytime napping is not recommended. Also have any steam bath once or twice in a week Also, it’s usually best to drink just enough fluid to stay hydrated with regular times for working, eating, sleeping, and exercise.
Pranayama:kapalbhati and bhastrika will bring a sense of lightness to the mind and are both very cleansing practices ,its perfect for the spring season. Close your yoga practice with a shorter shavasana with omkar chantings.
Herbs:Every morning to boost our energy and support our immune system. best to clear and rejuvenate the lungs, take ¼ teaspoon of pippli mixed in honey twice a day. To support the liver, which is vital to detoxification, try taking ¼ teaspoon of turmeric with 2–4 tablespoons of aloevera juice. A tea of triphala taken at night helps to cleanse the body of toxins and supports healthy digestion. Enjoy spicy herbal teas and experiment with supportive spring combinations like lemon/ginger, coriander/cumin/fennel, or ginger/black pepper/pippali. After meals, a tea of ginger , black pepper, tulsi and cinnamon improves digestive fire.
Fast tips to detox:
- Use fresh spring seasonal greens and grains in our daily diet.
- Enjoy fruit, juices rather than more-processed options .
- Drink plenty of purified water. Consuming at least 2 litres a day will help flush out body toxins.
- Enjoy Yoga and any exercises on a regular basis.
- Prefer foods that are warm, light and easy to digest.
- Reduce or avoid red meat, refined and canned foods, salt, coffee, dairy products and alcohol.
enjoy with magic of spring season, perfect gift of nature with yoga ,diet and mentioned kitchen herbs .