Winter Weather - Ayurveda Tips to stay balanced and connected with self

October 23, 2020

Winter Weather - Ayurveda Tips to stay balanced and connected with self

During the late autumn and coming winter season we shall experience the great changes in the weather conditions. It gets rainy, windy and cold. It is very important to take care of immunity to avoid unnecessary stress and low mood. Winter season marks a shift in daylight, which can lead to physical slowing down, dryness, fatigue and causing an imbalance of melanin in the body. 

 

Here are some Ayurvedic Tips to warm up and cherish this winter season 

  • We should focus on deep breathing, warm nourishing foods rich in oils and ghee, with spices such as ginger and cumin, take time to rest, to be still and contemplate.
  • We should practice cleansing the senses daily to support healthy flow of prana (breathing) by mouth pulling with Gandusan oil and applying few drops of Ayurvedic ghee in the nostrils to prevent stagnation and congestion of nostrils and sinuses.
  • We should minimise all dry, rough, cold food and abstain from iced food and drinks. We should keep to regular meal times. With lunch as our main meal, and a lighter dinner taken as early as possible. 
  • We should try to get up and go to sleep at regular times. Also, this is a good time to introduce regularity at your work place by having regular breaks, sipping herbal teas or hot sips of fresh ginger water throughout the day.
  • We should take extra care of our skin due to season’s drying nature with a daily self-massage with a warm bio-sesame oil self-massage or using an Ayurvedic herbal oil for winter season known as Bala Guluchiadi oil or Basugandhar oil. Start with the soles of the feet with a range of foot massage oils such as Pada Warming, Pada Bala and Pada Prana etc. and work up the body to the head in sweeping strokes along muscles, and circular movements around joints. Always massage the belly in a clockwise direction- up the right side and down the left side. Leave the oil on for 10 to 15 minutes then shower/ bathe. A daily Ayurveda self-massage also helps dilate the skin surface, clear toxins and aid movement of lymph especially in this season. 
  • We must practice increase stillness in our day, as winter season is the time to connect with ourself. Anything which reduces the amount of rushing, travelling and business that is part of most of our lives is good, for example, we must go for a walk, practice calming yoga, 
  • We should find time to meditate for 10 to 20 minutes, read spiritual articles and write our thoughts and emotions.

 

Note: Tmed staff is reachable for any information, questions and purchase of special winter teas and specific Ayurveda Oils and Ghee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Naveen Kumar Gupta

Naveen Kumar Gupta

Vaidya Acharya (speaks English and Hindi)

October 23, 2020

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