Kapha Aggravation and Spring Allergies
Spring season is Kapha Aggravation
Each season teaches us lessons of how to best reach our highest truth.
With each season certain changes come to be and if we are not ready and attuned to its prompts, we lead a life against the grain, of obstacles and suffering.
Ayurveda opens up the door to simple understanding how nature affects the seasons and your body/mind.
Spring Intentions and Lifestyle
Spring in Ayurveda is Vasant Ritu.
it is the season that aggravates Kapha, meaning after all that winter kapha accumulation, the change of temperature begins to aggrivate it, so why spring allergies are frequent.
On top of this, naturally as the temperature rises, your metabolism slows down…
** remember, the body needs to keep a homeostatic state of heat for proper organ functioning, so as the outside temperature rises, the internal temperature might need to drop and this is the effect of your agni, and your metabolism.
In Spring season your metabolism works 25% less than in winter, which is why your diet needs a bit of a shift, otherwise indigestion may occur and block the channels.
Your diet for Spring should focus on reducing Kapha (earth and water element)
Therefore Spring time is ideal for any full body detox therapies. Honey is the best Kapha reducing agent as it is dry and heating in nature.
Salads and Leafy Greens are welcome in this season.
If you are going to pick a grain, Barley is best for reducing Kapha, as well as curbing metabolic disorders.
~ Just before you get excited on chugging cold drinks, remember, cold prompts the inner fire to turn up, so it actually creates the opposite of the “logical” effect you wish for. Cold water aggravates your mucous lining as well, and the body to protect itself creates more mucus, which leads to Kapha aggravation.
Spring is heating and oily season. Which is ideal for cultivating seeds…
The gunas of your diet however should be the opposite of the season.
Enjoying foods that are light and dry in nature, and Vata accumulating.
Vata and Kapha are fully opposite of eachother, so what you want to accomplish is raise Vata to release Kapha out of your system.
A few daily practices are recommended for spring, such as daily Nasyam, which is a nose cleansing technique.
Avoid Day sleep in Spring
And if you enjoy spending time at the spa, remember these two spa treatments,
Dry Heat Sauna and Dry brushing or Ayurvedic Dry Powder Massage!