Take care of yourself this Varsha Ritu. Ayurveda style
The monsoon can be a speed breaker. It’s a season that automatically slows us down, giving us the opportunity to reflect, take stock and, hopefully, ponder about our health.
According to Ayurveda, Vata is aggravated and Pitta is accumulated during Varsha Ritu. Metabolism and digestion slow down. Appetite reduces. Immunity takes a back seat. Humidity in the air encourages fungal infections. And yes, there is the usual cough and cold problem.
Feeling under the weather?
The monsoon usually brings on an outbreak of waterborne diseases like jaundice and typhoid. Dengue is another flare-up. Common complaints include stomach aches, stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea, dysentery and vomiting. Colds, coughs and allergic rhinitis are also major culprits. Appetite can become sluggish.
The humidity in the environment sets off arthritic pain. Joints (knees, ankles, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers) start hurting, stiffness and swelling increases, range of motion decreases – symptoms usually get worse in the mornings.
Despite the rains pelting down and the humidity in the environment, skin can dry out because the vata dosha is predominant during the season. Paradoxically, fungal infections and dandruff can also erupt.
Some dos and don’ts.
If you get soaked in a surprise downpour, make sure you dry yourself thoroughly the first opportunity you get.
If you happen to step in a dirty puddle, wash your feet with soap and a disinfectant. Dry thoroughly.
Protect your skin with an oil massage. Sri Sri Tattva Panchakarma offers a wide range of excellent massages for skin and hair.
Avoid raw salads and food not cooked at home. Microbes and bacteria proliferate during the monsoon and can easily contaminate leafy greens. Wash your leafy greens thoroughly and cook them well to avoid severe stomach infection and diarrhoea.
Concentrate on light, easy to digest, freshly cooked and well cooked food. Avoid oily and pungent items. Soup is good, so is fibre rich food.
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The monsoon is a perfect time to detox. It is during this time that Vata gets vitiated, moving the remaining two doshas, Pitta and Kapha from one part of the body to another, causing disturbances.
Balancing Vata is very important, a detox or Vasti is the best way to do it, and doesn’t it make sense to detox at a top-of-the-line Ayurveda and Holistic Wellness Centre? Our expert doctors are also Nadi Pariksha specialists, our therapists are well trained and caring, our ingredients are organic.
Combat arthritic pain, heal inflammation, strengthen muscles and bones, nourish the body, increase blood circulation with our Patra Pinda Sweda (PPS), Sashtika Shali Pinda Sweda (SSPS), Choorna Pinda Sweda (CPS) and Pizhichil therapies.
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