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Seasonal Routine for Winter

Dilip Patel

By MOHAN
GOVINDAPPA

In Ayurveda, each season has a dominant Dosha. Around November to February, it is Vata season. The temperatures are lower. So, we often experience changes in the environment and our bodies that encompass the Vata qualities of coldness, roughness and dryness.

During this time, as the atmosphere is cold, it constricts the skin and blood vessels to prevent heat loss of the body. So, the body heat increases, due to which the appetite and digestion capacity increases. People of Vata prakruti or going through Vata imbalances need to take extra care of their food and lifestyle better to maintain dosha balance. If you have sudden onset or recent aggravation of symptoms such as insomnia, constipation, dry skin and hair and lower back pain, you may be going through a Vata imbalance.

General tips for winter to avoid or overcome the Vata imbalances:

Frequent imbalances due to Vata increase during winter are insomnia, constipation, dry skin, dry hair, etc.

Below are some additional tips for overcoming them:

Insomnia

Constipation

Dry skin and hair

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is for general education only, not for diagnosis, treatment, prevention or cure of any ailments. If you have any health concerns, please consult a trained health professional. Any recommendations are not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis and treatment for any disease, mental or physical.

Mohan Govindappa, Ayurvedic Life Coach, is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner at Satvik Ayurveda in Lake Mary, and can be reached at (267) 357-1221, email mohan@satvikayurveda.com, or visit www.SatvikAyurveda.com

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