Ayurveda and Winter

Ayurveda and Winter

To have a healthy and balanced life, it’s important to stay in perfect harmony with nature. Changing your diet and lifestyle can be a great way to stay in rhythm with the natural cycle of seasons. Although winter is about slowing down and adopting a gradual pace of life, it’s important to stray away from a sense of purposelessness and melancholy. This is the time to indulge in meaningful relationships, socialize in a balanced way and keep time aside for quiet reflection.

I always start my day with some warm water mixed with fresh lemon juice, sliced ginger, ground turmeric and half a teaspoon of honey. This concoction is an incredibly potent way to warm up the body, reduce inflammation and detoxify.

Increasing immunity in winter
It is a misconception that winter is bad for immunity because of the seasonal flu that circulates. In Ayurveda, Bala means immunity which includes not just physical immunity but psychological and spiritual immunity as well. Bala helps in providing the body and mind with endurance to fight off any problems that affect the different areas of immunity. Try our Chyawanprash Herbal Jam, a traditional Ayurvedic supplement made of a concentrated blend of nutrient rich herbs and spices to boost your immunity this winter.

Health tips to thrive in winter
  • Rest - Take time to rest so that you can recharge your body and mind
  • Reduce Stress - Plan and organize your day so that you can avoid clutter and unnecessary stressful situations
  • Yoga or Exercise - Counter the natural lethargy from winter by exercising. This will also create warmth and lubrication of joints
  • Choose warm or hot foods and beverages - In winter it is best to avoid cold foods
  • Drink Ayurvedic teas - if you discover symptoms like a sore throat, cough or fever introduce warm Ayurvedic teas to support and nourish the body
  • Check out our Winter Wellness Range on our website

Winter foods and spices

Foods to include in your diet in winter

Brussel Sprouts, Carrot, Chillies, Corn, Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin, Kumara, Lemon, Oats, Quinoa, Rice, Brown Lentils, Tofu, Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Cashews, Walnuts

Herbs and Spices to include in your diet

Bay leaf, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Nutmeg, Sage, Thyme, Turmeric
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