Stay Healthy and Energized During Kapha Season

The healing science of Ayurveda recognizes that seasonal rhythms have important influences on our biological cycles and health. Each season expresses characteristics of a specific dosha, or mind-bodyAyurveda spices principle.  Learn more about the doshas here. In the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the midst of what is known as Kapha season – the period of late winter and spring, which brings the cold, wet weather that characterizes the Kapha dosha.

When our Kapha dosha is out of balance, it can manifest as colds, sinus congestion, weight gain, allergies, sluggishness, depression, and a lack of motivation.  These common conditions tend to be aggravated during Kapha season, so now is a good time to correct any imbalances in your mind-body health.

You can find out what your current imbalances are by taking part 2 of our Dosha quiz here.

Here are some suggestions for balancing Kapha:

  • —Make choices that are warm, light, energizing, and purifying.
  • —Follow a regular daily routine; avoid taking naps during the day.
  • —Favor lighter, drier foods with pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes .
  • —Exercise every day: running, bicycling, swimming, aerobics.
  • —Stick to warm and bright colors, such as yellow, orange, and red.

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  1. Hi.
    . I live in southamerica, uruguay. you were here twice, and gave us a lovely time to think and feel in a new way.

    . I could´t thank you at that time,so I do it now!!!!!

    which dosha do we have in here. fall in coming in a few days. and what do we have to do for balancing that dosha.

    gracias!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Beatriz

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  2. How does the Chopra guidance centre relate so acutely to what I am personally experiencing in my life – I never considered seasonal cycles? I am so grateful for your ancient wisdom and your ability to foresee mankinds struggles and share a bit of light on the mood. I don’t feel so isolated in fatigue and depression because of this knowledge. I really appreciated your recent mediation as it helped me nail my hurt and release it from my body. I hadn’t cried yet and I now I feel sooo much better – I really appreciate all that you all do in the spirit of love! Namaste

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