We have just recently begun the winter season here in Australia 🧣 You will notice the weather is definitely more cold and damp. As a result, both Vata and Kapha doshas are more likely to increase, making us prone to colds, cough 😷 sinusitis, depression and weight gain.
- Favour a warm, nourishing diet to pacify Vata without aggravating Kapha. We’re designed to eat a little bit more in winter. However, it must be the right types of foods to nurture whilst minimising congestion.
- Rice, barley, rye, healthy oils (ghee, linseed, avocado, hemp, olive), and seasonal root vegetables in soups and stews 🥣
- Avoid ❌ Vata aggravating non-seasonal food, such as salads and raw food in general.
- Lukewarm water aids in digestion – avoid cold drinks ☕️
- Have a warm breakfast. We recommend porridge with a sprinkle of Kapha churna and honey 🍯
- Steamed vegetables, and rice 🍚 with a little ghee for lunch.
- In the evening before bed, try some hot milk with warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon or cardamon 🥛
- Stay warm, always wear a hat and scarf outside as 60% of the body heat is lost through the head.
- Ground yourself with a daily warm oil self-massage followed by a warm shower or bath 🛀
- Use aromatherapy oils that are warm, pungent and uplifting such as camphor, cinnamon, cloves, orange, cedar and frankincense.
- Favour clothes which are bright in colours.
- Exercise 🏃🏻♀️ Be up by 6.30-7 am at the latest and perform some vigorous exercise to get the lymphatic system moving. Sun Salutations are ideal as they build heat and work all the major muscles.
- Avoid day sleeping as this will diminish your digestive fire and will make you feel heavy and sluggish.
Top 3 Winter Formulations
- Amalaki Rasayana or Chyavanprash
- Sitopladi Churna
- Kapha and Vata spice mix
Favourite Meals in Winter
- Pumpkin soup
- Mung soup
- Seasonal vegetable curry
- More recipe ideas are available in our E-Cookbook!
Looking for more tips on how to stay healthy throughout winter? Bookings are available with our practitioners via the link in our bio.
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