The seasons are the most important part of our lives. They influence how we feel, how we eat, and how we live. It is important to keep your body in balance in different seasons. Here are some tips on how you can stay healthy through the changing seasons:
Understanding how the seasons affect your dosha can help you eat right, relax and stay healthy
The different seasons impact your energy and metabolism, which in turn affects how you feel. The changes can be subtle, but they exist nonetheless.
Spring is a time to cleanse and detox your body before starting a new season; summer is the perfect opportunity for relaxation; fall is when we slow down and get ready for winter; and winter is when we rest.
Kapha is the energy that keeps you warm and cozy, but it can also be the energy that keeps your body in balance. Kapha is the energy that helps you feel stable and grounded. It's an essential part of our everyday lives, helping us to stay hydrated, nourish our bodies through food (and drink), eliminate waste through urination/defecation, and maintain healthy relationships with others—all things we need for survival!
Kapha Doshas are associated with:
- Coziness - feeling comfortable at home or in your surroundings;
- Warmth - feeling safe when surrounded by people who love each other;
- Stability – being able to trust yourself enough not to panic when things get dicey or out of control;
The Vata dosha is associated with the element of air and is responsible for movement and change. It is responsible for the movement of energy throughout the body. The Vata dosha can be identified by its dryness, coldness, dry skin and hair, low-level fever (not high), constipation, or diarrhea if it's occurring during your period - if you have any of these symptoms then it's likely you have a predominant Vata dosha in your constitution.
Vata dosha is also associated with nervous system activity; this includes digestion as well as elimination processes such as urination (urine flow).
Your body is governed by the seasons and your dosha. The seasons are determined based on the time that you live in, as well as your location. For example, if you live in northern India then you will have a lot of changes to deal with during winter due to cold temperatures and snowfall. You’ll want to take advantage of these changes by eating warm foods like soups and stews along with hot drinks like tea or coffee during this season!
In addition to changing how much energy flows through our bodies throughout each day (which influences our core temperature), we also experience varying amounts of sunlight throughout each year depending on where we are located on Earth. This can affect how much sunlight our skin receives; if it doesn't get enough vitamin D from natural sources then it'll become weak which leads us back to feeling tired all day long!
Spring is a time of renewal when we can start over in our lives and make new beginnings. It's also a time when we need to be outside more than ever before. In spring, nature calls us to get outside and enjoy being in it! So if you're feeling tired or stressed out by the city noise and pollution, then maybe it's time for a change—a change that will be good for your health as well as add some fun to your life!
Summer is the season of fire. It's hot and dry, which makes it more difficult for kapha dosha to thrive in this climate. Kapha dosha is aggravated by excessive heat and dryness; thus, if you experience summer symptoms such as headaches or nosebleeds, it may be due to your body being unable to cope with climate change.
To counterbalance your body's tendency toward Vata-related issues during this time period (which can cause anxiety), try avoiding heavy meals (fried food), oily or fried foods like meat or chicken wings; dairy products like butter; spices such as cumin seeds or turmeric powder; cold drinks such as iced coffee or lemonade without ice cubes added first before serving them on hot days when they become too warm outside quickly after being served inside an air-conditioned environment where temperatures remain cooler throughout most part of the day without reaching any higher point than 70°F/21°C(room temperature) at any given point within 24 hours after starting work at 8 am until 8 pm every day.
A time for introspection, reflection, and planning for the future.
- The harvest has been gathered, so it makes sense that fall would be a season where you sit back and think about what you've accomplished. You can also look forward to winter, which is often associated with hibernation or slowing down in general. This can be a good opportunity to slow down and rest before moving on with your life again next year.
- It's also an opportunity for self-reflection—and perhaps even some self-flagellation! If winter isn't exactly how you envisioned it when going into this week (or any other season), maybe now is the time to make changes. Maybe there was something missing from your diet? Maybe certain people weren't being supportive enough? Maybe there was too much stress at work/home/school--whatever works best for YOU!
In the winter, Kapha dosha dominates your body. Kapha is associated with the elements of earth and water, and this season is a time of hibernation for many animals. This means that Kapha dosha is heavy and slow-moving; it slows down your metabolism, which can make you feel sluggish during the cold months. However, what makes Kapha so great in the wintertime is its ability to help us stay healthy while we sleep through our days—it's responsible for immunity and digestion!
In addition to being cold (which makes sense considering its association with water), winter also has another significant impact on our health: it tends to be cold outside most nights at this time of year—so much so that some people might mistake their homes as being located somewhere near Antarctica! This means we're going into less activity than usual but doing more around our house (or office) because there isn't any sun shining down yet anyways.
It is important to keep your body in balance in different seasons.
The seasons are not just a change in the weather, but also an important part of your body’s balance.
Kapha dosha is the one that governs your body during these seasons. Kapha people tend to be more relaxed, calm, and serene. They like to enjoy themselves by staying indoors during summer or taking walks in the park during wintertime. They aren’t energetic or active like pitta people are; they prefer being comfortable and enjoying their time with friends over doing sports like yoga or jogging on weekends!
Pitta dosha is responsible for our physical health: if you have too much pitta in your system then it can lead to fatigue or burn-out easily because there is so much activity going on within this type of person (which isn't always good). If someone has too much heat energy then they're going to feel very warm inside as well as outside -- which could cause problems such as overheating due
Seasonal Changes in Doshas
Seasonal changes affect the doshas. In winter, Kapha dosha is increased, while Vata and pitta are decreased. During summer, all three doshas rise in number. This is because of the increase in heat from the sun and moisture from rivers and lakes. In autumn, especially from September to early November (autumnal equinox), you will notice an increase in your Pitta dosha as well as a decrease in Kapha—your Vata will also be reduced due to cooler weather!
As we’ve mentioned, your dosha changes over the course of the year. However, if you know how to balance your body and eat right for your Kapha dosha, you can stay healthy all year round!
Over centuries, the practice of Ayurvedic wellness has proven to result in a more rejuvenated body, mind and spirit, thus nurturing mindfulness and stronger immunity.
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This blog is written by Nadjerah Barua