You will be feeling healthy and happy for a while, with good sleep and digestion… All of a sudden there is a slight change in the weather, and season and you start feeling uneasy with bloating, nasal congestion, cough cold, the joints start paining, you feel unusually lethargic with excessive sleep..basically it means that the seasonal change has swept away your health balance. Sounds familiar?
Climate change disturbs health, even when a healthy diet and routine is followed.
Ayurveda concept of seasonal changes
According to Ayurveda, seasons have their own effect on the body. When there is a change in the season,it has an effect on the body and mind. The transition period between two seasons is known as ‘Rutu sandhi’.
During this period, special care needs to be taken. Because, even if you are following a very healthy lifestyle, you are prone to ill-health just due to the effect of change of season.
Ayurveda preaches that the universe has its effect on the body. Like the Wind, Sun and Water control the Earth, Vata, Pitta and Kapha control the human body.
Ayurveda health tips
Ayurveda health tips to manage health effects of seasonal change:
Stick to these guidelines at least at the time of season change, if not daily
- Keep a tab on what you eat. Stick to a healthy eating etiquette.
- Drink warm water in place of normal water.
- Do not risk taking external food, junk foods, too oily or too spicy foods.
- Make sure to sleep at least seven hours a day.
- Use curry leaves, turmeric, ginger, pepper, cinnamon in your diet.
- Drinking 15 ml plain Neem Kashaya, after food is good for fighting against infections.
- If possible undergo seasonal Panchakarma – cleansing procedure under expert guidance.
- Avoid travel if you can.
- Avoid long exposure to wind, sun and rains.
- It is a good habit to have Chyawanprash, at least during the period of seasonal change.