Monsoon Wellness: How Ayurveda Can Help?
Monsoon after the scorching summer feels rejuvenating. The season brings many cravings with it. Sipping ginger tea, hot soup and fried fritters make the season loved by all. The low temperature during monsoon and high humidity makes it a perfect condition for the bacterias to thrive. The insects and germs live in the monsoon season and contaminate almost everything, including the water that we drink. That’s why waterborne diseases like cholera and typhoid are very common in the Monsoon season.
The Ayurvedic view
With climate change, our body energy also changes. In monsoon, our immune system is weak, and our digestive system is affected. Vata and Pitta Doshas are affected in this season because in this season the sun moves south and makes our region a little cooler.
Our body needs extra care and vigilance in the monsoon season due to a lack of resilience. The Pitta Dosha affects our digestive system, which results in sluggishness and loss of appetite. By balancing doshas in our body, we can stay healthy in the monsoon.
LET'S SEE SOME OF THE AYURVEDIC TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY IN THE MONSOONS.
The Ayurvedic doctors suggest bathing in the morning with warm water in the monsoon as the low temperature may elevate signs of cough and cold. Bathing with fresh warm water and using antibacterial soaps like neem soap will kill the germs on your skin and prevent you from skin diseases. Also, hot oil massages and baths will help you balance Vata Dosha in your body for better immunity. Furthermore, these baths are great for getting rid of toxins existing in the body.
Breathing exercises in the monsoon can help you get rid of unwanted toxins and germs in the body. Regularly doing pranayama exercise will make your lung muscles strong and boost immunity in your body. First, however, you should learn the right way of doing pranayama for better results.
Monsoon is the season of unhealthy cravings. As Ayurvedic doctors suggest, eating raw and uncooked foods like salad, drinking cold beverages and cold meals can cause stomach problems. Therefore, you should include healthy eating habits in the monsoon for better health.
Eating cooked food and warm/hot beverages will balance out your body system for Vata and Pitta Doshas. You can also include bitters in your daily diet for a better digestive system. Natural digestive bitters are an excellent way to balance Vata dosha and for smooth digestion.
You can also consume ginger and lemon in your morning routine. Drinking ginger tea with a dash of lemon will help you get rid of sinus and cold. Also, do not overindulge in food. Eat only when you are hungry.
Monsoon makes us feel sluggish and lazy. However, we should not have a sedentary life and should do light exercises like walking in our daily regime. You can create a simple exercise routine to stretch your body and muscles for the flexibility of the body. Regular exercise creates a positive impact on your body, making it healthy from within.
Ayurveda has a wealth of health benefits if we care for our bodies properly. By making small changes to our body and lifestyle, we can positively impact the health of our gut and immune system too.