What can the change in season bring to my wellbeing?
Ayurveda is a combination of two words in Sanskrit (Ayur or Ayus= Life and Veda = Science). It therefore together means “Science of Life”. The Foundational component of Ayurveda is the five elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, called “Pancha Maha Bhutas”. These elements combine into three constitution: Vata (Space/Air), Pitta (Fire/Water), Kapha (Water/Earth)
Basically what is happening in nature is also taking place in you.
The doshas are in element in every manifested living thing on earth and interconnected. For example when we are moving from Winter season into Spring these elements play a big role in our health, mood and general wellbeing (body, mind, soul). With arrival of Spring and moving away from Winter which is a Kapha (Water/Earth) season we may still feel hibernated and sluggish, collecting mucus and perhaps suffer with Hay fever or congested cold, one may feel internal floods of emotion running… all of it is normal. Basically what is happening in nature is also taking place in you. All the wet, cold and heavy earth needs to dry up and prepare the soil for harvest and with longer days and warmer temperature the season of growth, new life, possibilities begins in us and around us and in Nature.
My suggestion to you, would be a simple, ten step, daily routine to allow a Satvic (balanced and with ease) flow and to bring you to your ultimate potential and equilibrium.
1. Wake up Early before 7am.
2. No midday Naps.
3. Oil before Shower. Allowing the oil to absorb with the heat of the warm water and take the goodness into your open pores.
4. Exfoliate and Massage. This will help with elimination of toxins and reduces access fluid.
5. Start your day with Hot drink of Ginger, Lemon and Honey. It will cleanse your digestive system and cut through Mucus.
6. Add more dynamic Yoga asana or activity to your exercise routine.
7. Remember to eat in season and keep your meals warm. Avoid eating directly from the fridge.
8. Avoid Ice in your drinks and best to have your liquids either warm or at room temperature.
9. Keep a journal.
10. Allow yourself some time every day (even as short as 5 minutes) to be in nature and Listen, See, Feel and be one with it without any external influences…I’m afraid no phones are allowed as it is an intimate moment between Mother Earth and you only! Give it love and the respect it deserves.