SPRING – 2012 (Series Part II)
Spring up back to health through Ayurveda
The key to good health, according to Ayurveda is to harmonize with
the nature. One must remember here that spring is much more dynamic
than other seasons and hence brings lot of good news for those who are
keen to improve upon their health.
The most important factor in this regard is "kapha dosha". One has to
ensure that the 'kapha" is balanced in the human body during this
season. A human body, according to Ayurveda, has three doshas - vata,
pitta and kapha.
If kapha is balanced one feels strong and stable. If it is not
balanced then one feels inactive and quite dull and there might be
nausea due to excessive phlegm in the body.
During winters that precede spring, human bodies have general tendency
to accumulate kapha. This is because during winters people generally
eat more, stay indoors and do not do much physical exercise.
Excess kapha has to be shed during early days of spring to ensure one
doesn't catch seasonal allergies, cold and certain other diseases. For
this one has to follow a disciplined life style, which mainly comprise
of light exercise and a balanced diet.
Sometimes it is not easy to get rid of excess kapha. In such cases
one can add certain herbs to the diet and perform certain yogic
postures ('asanas') every day. Experts must recommend them.
According to Ayurveda and several other ancient Indian texts, one
needs to be stress free to remain healthy and this becomes more
important during the spring season as stress obstructs the process of
getting rid from excess kapha.
One has to create a general space for good health and happiness,
called "sukha" to remain healthy in spring by balancing the kapha
dosha. A combination of meditation, Yoga and wholesome diet ensure
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