Ayurvedic Approach for Spring Cleaning

Ayurvedic Approach for Spring Cleaning
Spring is the most magical season of the year. We come out of the cold, winter  into the vibrancy of spring. It is a season where we see life around us begin to reawaken again. It is also a season of cleaning. Spring cleaning   is not only about our homes,but it is perfect time to cleanse our energetic and emotional layers as well.  In Ayurveda this time of year is considered Kapha season,because the wet, cool, damp weather reflects the moist, cool, heavy qualities of Kapha dosha  that is  predominate during this time of the year (March-June).   An Ayurvedic Cleanse is an amazing way to shift into the brightness of spring by moving any old stale energy out. 

Some tips for Spring Routine:
Kapha is especially aggravated by sleeping after 7am so rising early  in the morning is very important at this time of year. It helps to reduce excess  kapha in your body.
Take a cup of hot ginger and lemon water to stimulate  your digestion and cut through any Ama (digestive impurities) that has accumulated overnight.
A Kapha pacifying diet and lifestyle is best. 
Sip of  hot or warm water throughout the day to help melt the Ama  that have accumulated from winter season.
Avoid eating heavy, cold, hard-to-digest foods, and  reduce the sweet, sour, and salty tastes, in your diet.
The Spring food choices should emphasis  bitter, pungent and astringent  foods that help to clear mucous and excess moisture from the body.
Include Backbend and forward fold in yoga practice 
Walking meditation
Daily exercise 

A balanced `Doshas ' brings happiness and ease and imbalance brings discomfort or illness.


Namaste
Arpita
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