Happy March everyone!
March Magic lots of great info this month & video classes so stay tuned!
Ok let’s do a review…..
In Ayurveda the three doshas are derived from the five elements.
The five elements organize themselves into three essential principles of movement, transformation, and protection. These principles in Sanskrit, are called “doshas”.
The dosha’s are responsible for every function of our mind and body. The three doshas are called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Each dosha is related to a season. Vata governs the fall and early winter. Kapha starts in the latter part of winter, lasts from the second half of winter through spring. Pitta season is in summer and into early fall.
Along with the cold in the earlier parts of the season, it’s actually the wetness that defines the kapha season.
Kapha season will influence each dosha at this time of year. Ayurvedic medicine offers us powerful ways to balance the excess Kapha.
First thing as always, as we transition into the next season we want to do it gently….
Kapha dosha types tends toward stagnation and heaviness, this means it is time to go deeper with your workout or exercise routine. Kapha’s tend to be sluggish, so stimulate and invigorate using eucalyptus, sage and rosemary will help circulation. The daily self-massage called abhyanga using for example eucalyptus oil is ideal.
Balance any time of the year is the key, food is medicine so Kapha’s limit salt intake, use warming spices. Avoid foods that create congestion, such as dairy products. To pacify Kapha you want to favor light, dry warm foods, pungent, bitter and astringent tastes, apples, pears are wonderful, avoid bananas, avocados, coconuts and melons.
Take the Dosha Quiz on nyskingoddess.com
Start your day with warm water with lemon and ginger.
Adding this amazing golden milk is my latest addiction. It contains tumeric and coconut milk. You can make it with water or heat it up on the stove. Great for Kapha time, you can add honey, cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg for added benefits.
Tumeric is a superstar with medicinal properties. Stay tuned for my next blog all about tumeric and its healing magic…
March Magic time!