With the change of seasons from winter to spring the body begins the process of re-emergence. Moving into springtime the channels of detoxification open and we start to remove the sluggishness of winter hibernation. As the days get longer and our bodies and minds demand more of us, it is time for fresh approaches to our diet, lifestyle, exercise and attitude. It is a time to be more flexible, energetic, humorous, spontaneous, creative and thoughtful. It’s time to welcome spring and clean up our act!
In Ayurvedic medicine promoting wholism is acknowledged through the elements and doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). As we move into a time of growth, production and transformation, supporting the Vatta Dosha is recommended to help keep the balance and nourish the wellbeing. The Vata dosha (constitution) helps to move us naturally from the cold conditions of winter to the hot conditions of summer. Diet and food choices play a role in helping the body to move from one season to the next. Foods, which are heating, are recommended in wintertime to keep the internal combustion firing, however, in the shift to springtime we function better on warming foods as opposed to heating or cooling foods.