The change of seasons can bring digestive problems if you're not consciously eating. The simplest and most effective way to ensure healthy digestion is to...
- Eat at regular intervals during the day.
- Eat routine meals with adequate time (3 to 4 hours) between them.
- Eat light, easy-to-digest food such as kitchari and kunyi.
- Try eating slightly less food than normal and eliminate foods that increase Kapha Dosha such as dairy, iced/cold food and drinks, and fried food.
- Instead of eating a snack, practice a short Pranayama practice. If you're truly hungry and not just dehydrated or bored, eat something nourishing like a piece of fruit or a few ounces of fresh, homemade fruit or vegetable juice.
- Consider a dietary cleanse with kitchari. Spend at least 5 days, ideally more like 10 or 14 days, days eating only fresh fruits and vegetables and kitchari. During your cleanse, drink tea made with cinnamon, black pepper and ginger one hour after breakfast and lunch. Drink chamomile tea in the evening to help you sleep and keep your digestive system moving.
Tune Into Mother Nature
Create harmony with the seasons through acts of mindfulness and devotion! Be creative and flexible and forge a connection to a spiritual renewal process. There's lots of options: turning to prayer or silently devoting your daily Yoga practice to nature. An easy starting place is with Sun Salutations, which were traditionally practiced while silently repeating a prayer to the sun. Meditate outside in a peaceful area. Anything that helps you appreciate the spring transformation that's happening around you will fill you with inspiration and peace.
Get In Rhythm with Spring
The best advice: slow down and keep it simple. Savor springtime by cleaning out your closet and decluttering your life. Here are some simple (though perhaps not easy) option.
- Turn off the TV
- Heal a relationship and make amends
- Go away on a retreat
- Commit more time to just doing nothing
- Create more positive space and rituals
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