During the spring it's time to bring balance to the kapha dosha that is accumulated in the winter time, since if we don´t manage to get rid off excessive kapha, this can lead to diseases by spring time. When kapha is balanced you feel strong, stable and composed but if it's imbalanced you feel sleepy, dull and maybe depressed.
In the spring we should try to lighten up physically, mentally and emotionally and we can achieve it by eating lighter, using ayurvedic herbs and practicing asana, pranayama and meditation. The idea is to makes space, SUKHA, for our vital energy to move easily through the body. We should dedicate extra attention to pelvis and legs, which are the most earthy-watery part of the body.
According to Ayurveda healthy digestive AGNI (fire) is key for health, because it helps to prevent body from producing AMA (toxins). That´s why we should heat agni in our practice, favouring backbends and strong standing poses.
Eat light and regularly and keep at least 3 hours between meals. You should avoid dairy products, cold food and drinks plus fried or too oily food. Spring is also an excellent period for fasting.
Look around and get inspired by nature! Connect to the renewal and transformation that is taking place and appreciate the beautiful transformation around you.
Bring your yoga practice outside in nature when the temperatures elevate, think positive and take inspiration, energy and light out of this spring!
Your yoga practice this time of year should be stimulating and invigorating as this helps the digestion, prevents congestion and aid in the detox process. During the spring it's recommended to practice backbends as they are energising and revitalising and twists as they help to to detoxify the organs and strengthen metabolic fire.
Greet the spring - it's time for a new beginning!