Stay Healthy & Balanced in Spring

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Tips for Spring season

Spring is the season during which the Kapha (water and earth) Dosha (body type) predominates. The warmth of the sun starts melting the snow and likewise all accumulated Kapha (often stored as mucus) also starts melting and becoming more liquid. This is the reason why people suffer from an increase in colds, flu etc along with allergies such as hay fever.

 Tips for the spring season:

  1.  Spring is the time to pacify Kapha in the body
  2. Daily massage with warm Sesame Seed Oil and a warm shower or bath
  3. Yoga positions to soothe Kapha like sun salutations, cobra, spinal twist, warrior pose, lion pose and bridge pose
  4. Avoid daytime naps as these increase Kapha in the body
  5. Avoid excess dairy products along with excess of sweet, sour and salty foods. Favour bitter, astringent, spicy foods
  6. Kapha Pacifying Tea throughout the day is beneficial
  7. Spring is the best time for some detoxification like Panchakarma
  8. Ayurvedic Herbal supplements like Triphala, Ashwagandha, Pippali, Guggulu, Chyawanprash are beneficial during the spring season as they strengthen the body’s digestive and immune system and help alleviate excess Kapha
  9. Shirodhara, the signature oil flow Ayurvedic treatment for the forehead is particularly helpful during this season
  10. Nasal wash (Jala Neti) with lukewarm salt water three times a day to help clear congested nasal sinuses. Click here for Neti Pot
  11. Nasal administration of medicated oils e.g. Anu Oil or Nasya Oil which contain herbs like black pepper and Pippali can also help clear excess mucus and toxins

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