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Winter and Spring  

The winter season is the best time to pacify Kapha (phlegm, mucous). According to Ayurvedic texts, in winter, Kapha dosha accumulates in your system. To facilitate greater health you should make Kapha pacifying lifestyle and food choices. In addition, receiving Pancha Karma during this season helps eliminate excess Kapha.

It is said that during spring, Kapha dosha liquefies. Therefore, like winter, spring is a good time for Kapha pacifying lifestyle and food choices as well as receiving Pancha Karma.

Here are some signs that indicate you may have excess Kapha in your body:

         Obesity or overweight

         Congestion, runny nose

         Slow mind

         Fatty deposits/lipoma

         Slow digestion, assimilation and/or elimination

Tips for staying balanced in winter and/or spring:

         Keep warm.

         Enjoy lighter foods such as fresh vegetables or fruits in season.

        Give yourself a daily abyanga oil massage to keep the lymphatic system moving. Click here for instructions.

         Find a skin brush at your health food store and dry brush your skin before your daily shower.

         Exercise more vigorously.

         If you see that it is a cloudy day, add some spices like ginger, black pepper, or cayenne to your foods or tea. This helps you feel light and clear.

         Establish a good routine waking up and going to bed earlier.

         Spring is a good season to have more vigorous exercise.

 

Summer

In summertime, the sun is closest to the planet making it the hottest time of year. It is the season of Pitta (bile). Summer is a good time to make Pitta pacifying lifestyle and food choices as well as a good time to receive Pancha Karma.

Here are some signs that indicate you may have excess Pitta:

         Anger, frustration

         Impatience

         Feeling over-heated

         Any 'itis' or inflammation

Tips to stay balanced:

         Keep cool.

         Enjoy cooling foods such as fresh veggies and fruits in season.

         Give yourself a daily abyanga oil massage with coconut oil. Click here for instructions.

         Gently rub a drop of Sandalwood or Rose oil on your temples.

         Avoid exercise/sun exposure during midday.

         Rest midday.

         Take 'moon baths' be in the cooling moon.

Autumn

Autumn is the time of Vata (wind). The leaves are dry and falling off the trees, the wind is blowing and it is cool or cold outside. Qualities of Vata -- cold, dry light, rough -- increase in your physiology during autumn months making it the best time to pacify Vata. To facilitate greater health make Vata pacifying lifestyle and food choices. To eliminate excess Vata, receive Pancha Karma during or at the end of this season.

Some signs that indicate an excess of Vata in your body:

         Dry skin

         Dry hair, nails, stool

         Underweight

         Confusion in the mind

         Dry nose

         Irregular digestion, assimilation and/or elimination

Tips to stay balanced:

         Keep warm and stay out of drafty areas.

         Enjoy heavier soupier foods, soups, stews etc.

         Give yourself a daily abyanga oil massage to keep the drying effects of autumn away.

         Practice restorative yoga.

         Establish a routine of waking up and going to bed earlier.

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