With the onset of cold weather, our ability to stay healthy is challenged. It’s especially true when the same ill-symptom occurs at the same time every year. Learning to recognize the early signals your body provides is key to preventing deeper health issues.
Prevention is the primary goal of Ayurveda, and being aware of the early symptom signals your body provides is essential. At the beginning of winter, the cold drying effects of vata are felt, as winter progresses the deeper cold of kapha settles in. This transition challenges our strength and immunity and manifests as colds, cough, fever, headache, sinus congestion, constipation, indigestion, insomnia, itchy dry skin, and body pain and stiffness
In Ayurveda, the concept of immunity can be correlated to ojas, or our body’s vital essence. Start building your ojas and immunity today with the following time-tested Ayurvedic approaches!
Naomi Boas of HEAL Ayurveda LA gives us her top recommendations for both preventing and healing common Vata imbalances! There are no limits to how good you can feel using this ancient healing science. Read more to have a happy, healthy, energetic autumn without all of the usual colds, flus and sluggish mornings. With Ayurveda, anything is possible!
Prajakta, one of our most experienced and educated Ayurvedic affiliates, shares her top 5 herbs (and their corresponding Kottakkal products) that practitioners should have in their clinic for the autumn and winter season! Read more for herb and product information and links, along with tons of Sanskrit vocabulary! What Kottakkal products do you absolutely have to have for autumn?
As summer fades and autumn steps in to take its place, colds and flus become commonplace. For many people getting sick is even expected! A long summer spent out in the sun, perhaps combined with alcohol consumption, an irregular schedule and disturbed sleep from traveling and late night social events can quickly create a build-up of ama in the system and weaken Agni while unbalancing the Doshas. Hence the rise in the number of your clients that come to you complaining about a cold or flu they can’t seem to shake. Read more for a list of practices and Ayurvedic medicines to prevent and recover from a cold!