Ayurveda is an age-old science and according to the principles of ayurveda, the year is divided into six seasons which are governed by the movement of the sun. The science is based on the principles of three doshas namely Kapha, Vata, and Pitta , all the three doshas are present in every human body but the balances of these doshas are different individually.
The basic principle of Ayurveda is to live in harmony with nature, it is a science of life that simply implies living in tandem with the season i.e. to eat and live seeing the type of season.
The early winter is dominated by Vata (a combination of air and ether); the first half is hugely dry, light, rough, and cold. The energy starts to burn more quickly and the skin also gets drier quickly. Moreover, the late winter is dominated by Kapha (a combination of water and earth)Kapha makes the body slower and leads to weight gain, fat accumulation, and nasal mucus. The main body parts where cough is accumulated in the chest, throat, lungs, head, and fatty tissues
So, back to the basics of Ayurveda,” Living harmoniously with Nature “and hence the body needs some physical and eating habit change
Now let us see what these changes are:
- Eat Light and warm, eating raw is not advisable, as it increases the Kapha level of the body
- Practice heating yoga to remain active throughout the day
- Start the day with warm water and honey to ease digestion and also gives warmth to the throat.
Also there are some super-foods to survive the winters.
The most widely known and commonly used spice in the world. Turmeric is a very strong immunity booster and thereby fights allergies which are the root cause of common cold, dry skin, joint pain, and inflammation.
Neem, also known as Margosa, is a traditional antiseptic which fights viruses and bacteria.
Regular use of Neem decreases inflammation in the body
The holy basil name itself signifies the sacred influence on the body, this magical herb is aromatic, delicious, and most importantly used for respiratory disorders and fight against infection
Mulethi (liquorice) is a sweet herb, best suited to revitalize the body and immunity enhancer. Mulethi is also used as a brain tonic as it maintains the health of the nervous system and prevents aging
Ginger is a medicinal herb, good for digestion, fights colds, and relieves joint pain. Also is capable of fighting infections and boosts immunity.
These super-foods will help you survive the winters, So keep a warm heart in winters and that’s your real victory.