3 tips for a harmonious Kapha season
According to Ayurveda, a person is healthy when all three of his doshas are in balance, when all five sense organs are functioning normally, when the body, mind and spirit are in harmony. Bringing the doshas back into balance is the most important aspect of Ayurvedic treatment.
Consult Santa BUIKO, the owner of the Ayurvedic cosmetic shop «Ayura Skin» (Blaumania iela 3, Riga):
The human body contains five elements - air, ether, fire, water and earth - which are grouped into three energy states called to give, and a key aspect of Ayurveda is decoding the doshas.
Just as each person is dominated by one dosha, different time intervals and seasons are also determined by a particular dosha. Spring is closely related to the Kapha dosha - it is a combination of earth and water, and maintaining the balance of this dosha is very important for us to feel healthy, motivated and emotionally uplifted.
Kapha dosha contains water and earth and is characterized by heaviness, inertness, dampness and coldness. In Ayurveda, the period from the end of winter to the beginning of summer is called the Kapha season, and if you do not listen to the wisdom of Ayurveda and make choices that contradict the natural processes of the seasons, spring comes hard - fighting with apathy, depression, excess weight, "congestion", colds, allergies and many other unpleasant problems that reduce the quality of life.
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Kapha tip no. 1 – mobilization of lymph
In Ayurveda, lymph is called the body's purifier - it participates in the metabolism and purification processes of the body's cells and tissues. The lymphatic system works much like a sewer, where when something goes wrong, the "pipes" get blocked. Only the lymphatic system does not have its own pump that activates it - its operation depends on our conscious choice to "activate" it.
A great tool to help move lymph, improve circulation and soften the skin is Ayurveda dry body massage with a brush.
Kapha tip no. 2 – body cleansing and fasting
According to Ayurveda, spring is the perfect time to cleanse the body, and an Ayurvedic spring "cleanse" usually consists of a mono diet of Moong Dal Khichdi (a South Asian dish made from rice and lentils), a three-day juice diet, intermittent fasting, sugar and eliminating processed food from the menu, giving up coffee as well. This will allow the body to get rid of unnecessary toxins, regenerate and enjoy the life-giving power of spring.
Kapha tip no. 3 – massage
Ayurvedic self-massage, also known as "abhyanga", has many benefits - it improves lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, makes the skin firmer and more toned, while also improving the quality of sleep. To achieve better results, it is recommended to use for body self-massage "Urban Veda" nourishing body oil: the warming turmeric promotes blood circulation and soothes aching muscles, while the frankincense is great for clearing the mind.