Ayurvedic winter season diet and lifestyle .

☃️ Winter season comprises of 2 ritu hemant and Shishir each has 2 months .

☃️Hemant ritu consists of margshira and pushya months which is from mid November to mid January.

☃️Shishir Ritu ( magh and phagun)which fall from mid January to mid March.

☃️Ayurveda says winter is the time when body strength and digestive fire is maximum.😍

☃️It is best time to improve immunity😀 as digestive strength is maximum😋 so it is easy to assimilate nutrients but it is important to adapt diet and lifestyle to accommodate the changing season it is called ritucharya👍 in ayurveda which we should follow to remain healthy and to enjoy seasonal changes.🤗

☃️At the start of winter pitta started to decreasing and kapha dosha ( causes respiratory issues) dominant but due to dryness,wind and coldness vata also increased which causes constipation, cracked skin,cold hand, cold feet,dull,sadness and depression. 🙄

🤔What type of food to have in winter?🌺

👉As digestive fire is maximum in winter it can digest heavy food and even large quantity of food ,so do not starve yourself in winter as strong digestive fire in absence of fuel (food) destroy body tissue.👍👌

👉Thats why we see most of the festivals fall during winter like diwali, Christmas,Eid so avoid fasting and enjoy festivities.😀

👉Consume food with sweet, sour,salt taste ( as kapha and vata is prominent) and little bitter, pungent, astringent taste✅

👉Include ghee and oil in food avoid dry food. ✅

👉Avoid raw food,salad❌

👉Avoid cold food and beverage❌

👉Have warm, home-cooked food🌿

👉Include ginger,Tulsi, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom,cumin, clove ,trikatu( pippali,sauth,marich) in food they also protect from cough and cold🌺

👉Include heating vegetables like radish, carrot, spinach and other root vegetables🌷

👉Include seasonal fruits and dry fruits in diet🌷

👉It is best time to have rasayan like Chyawanprash,brahmrasayan, Amritarishtam,draksharishtam,dashmoolarishtam etc to improve immunity and strength. 🌷

🤔What should be daily routine in winter?

🌺In winter you should work in little slow pace , relax your body and mind. 🤗

🌺Sleep little more in night as days are short ,avoid daytime sleep,sleep at same time daily and also wake up on fix time. 😴😃

🌺Use sesame oil to swish , brush teeth and use tongue scrapper😁

🌺Wash face with warm water. 😊

🌺Abhyang ( massage) with warm sesame oil ,dhanwantari oil, mahanarayan oil or with khseerbala oil. ✅

🌺Take warm water bath, do not use too cold or too hot water. 👍

🌺Put oil drops in nostrils. 👃

🌺It is the time when excercise can be done to full strength and for good duration otherwise in other seasons ayurveda suggest to do excercise only to half of strength. ⛹️‍♀️🤸‍♂️🤼‍♂️🚴‍♀️🧘‍♂️

✅Do regular Yoga , pranayama and meditation.

✅Spend time in Sun light, it will prevent fluctuation in blood pressure.

✅Always wear footwear even at home.

✅Should eat proper quantity of food if someone eat less in winter then he can suffer from gastritis, bloating,colic and bodyach due to vata imbalance.

✅Due vata in winter skin becomes dry so oil massage will help and also intake of Ghee give relief from dryness.

✅On Cracked heels apply ghee or oil.

✅On Cracked lips use ghee,shatdhaut ghee, kumkumadi oil or eladi oil.

😊Following above one can prepare for seasonal imbalance and infact gain from seasonal changes

☃️So don’t afraid of winter but take advantage of this time of year and boost your immunity.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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