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Keep your Kapha balanced this spring.

April 25, 2018

 

Ayurveda says every dosha goes through a series of changes naturally as the seasons change. Kapha dosha starts to accumalate in late winter and aggravates in Spring making spring a Kapha season.

 

Winter’s accumulated snow and ice are beginning to melt and the earth becomes heavy with moisture leading to gentle and nurturing growth in the nature.The accumulated kapha starts to liquify due to the rising heat resulting in colds, coughs, allergies. flu and other respiratory disorders. Sankrit word Kapha means that which flourishes in water.

 

 

Early signs of Kapha imbalance-

Excess mucus

Thick white coat on tongue

Slow sticky sluggish bowel movements

Increase in body weight 

Difficulty rising in the morning

Feeling slow, sluggish, foggy, dull, lethargic, heavy

Easily attached and possessive, overly sentimental, complacent or stubborn

Emotional overeating.

 

Things to avoid-

Heavy and watery foods-sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, olives, cucumbers.

Oily and deep fried food.

Sweet, sour, salty tastes

Heavy or sour fruits like oranges, bananas, pineapples, figs, dates, coconuts, and melons

Minimize your intake of dairy products—especially in the morning 

Fast food, sweets, soy products, Nuts, excess bread, chilled and refrigerated foods.

Daytime napping

Sedentary lifestyle.

 

 

Lifestyle for spring-

Waking up by or before 6am.

Massaging skin with warm sesame oil before hot shower.

Wear bright yellow, orange, reds.

Exercise at least 45mins to 1 hour everyday.

Yoga-Sun salutations, Warrior 1 and 2, forward bends, chest openers, backward bends, cobra, cow, side plank, leg lifts, twists.

Pranayama- Kapalbhati and bhastrika.

Ideal season for weight loss.

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