Ayurveda tips for spring
After a long winter, everyone is looking forward to spring – to the increasing rays of sunshine, the slowly blossoming nature and outdoor sports.
But many people cannot really enjoy the long-awaited awakening of nature: they are tired and listless, susceptible to colds and suffer from so-called spring fatigue.
Where does spring fatigue come from?
Before we get ready for spring, we should first understand why we are so tired in spring. Ayurveda has a simple answer to this: in winter, the kapha dosha gains dominance in our body. As a result, a lot of metabolic waste products (Ama) accumulate in the body, making us tired and listless. In order to gain new energy, the Kapha-Dosha in the body must be reduced. The best way to do so is with an adapted diet, lots of exercise in the fresh air and targeted cleansing and purification measures.
Spring – the time of cleansing and purification
A very simple but very effective cleansing measure is an integral part of the Ayurvedic daily routine and can be carried out quite easily at home.
Drink 1-2 glasses of lukewarm water directly after getting up. You are welcome to add some fresh ginger or turmeric to the water. This stimulates the digestive fire (Ama) straight away in the morning and purifies and cleanses your body in a very simple way.
I especially recommend a 1-2 week Ayurvedic hot water cure in spring. Not only can you detoxify very intensively, but you can also lose a few extra pounds. This very effective detox measure can also be carried out wonderfully at home. You can find out how to prepare the hot water and how the hot water cure works here.
Detoxify with the right diet
If winter was the time for rather heavy and substantial meals, now in spring the exact opposite is called for.
So make sure you eat light and easily digestible food, then the high Kapha dosha will automatically be reduced. You should also refrain from frequent snacks in between meals, because only then can you completely metabolise your food and prevent further build-up of Ama.
To stimulate your digestive fire (Agni), I recommend you to refine your meals especially with the following spices. My top 3 are: Ginger has a strong detoxifying effect, turmeric stimulates the flow of bile, and black pepper has positive effects on cleansing the stomach and intestines.
Get plenty of exercise in the fresh air
Take advantage of the warmer days now to get some outdoor exercise as much as possible. Everything is welcome: Walks, strolling, jogging or cycling. The main thing is to get moving and thus prevent a further increase in Kapha dosha. In spring, you should avoid taking a nap, which may have become a habit during the winter days. Instead, take a short walk regularly after your meal. This will stimulate your digestive powers and bring your kapha dosha down even further.
I hope I could give you some ideas for a wonderful and active spring with these Ayurvedic tips. It would be a pleasure for me and our whole team to welcome you here at Ayurveda Port Salvi,
Until then, best regards