According to Ayurveda, the Kapha accumulated in the body turns hostile in this season and brings about suffering in form of seasonal allergies, cough, cold, ear infections, headache, inflammation, sore throat and variety of inflamed skin conditions. There is aggravation of diabetes during this season.
Here are some simple measures that will keep you fit and healthy during Spring season
- Reduce salt or take a diet without salt. This will help in preventing inflammation of mucous passages.
- This is the best period to start exercise regimen. Wake up before sunrise and begin with brisk walk, followed by running and vigorous workout. Yoga Asanas and Pranayama are highly beneficial during this season. Exercise facilitates elimination of toxins and hostile cough.
- Eliminate potato, peanuts, yogurt, fried snacks, confectionary, sesame, ice cream, cream milk and heavy meats from your diet.
- Take small and light meals. Ginger, Honey, Cinnamon; and astringent fruits like Pomegranate and Grapes are beneficial during this season
- Sleeping during the day increases Kapha in this season. It is better to wake up early and go to sleep by late evening.
Spring is termed as season of flowers, fragrance and lovemaking. Enjoy it with good health.
It is surprising to see that the productivity in office remains at pitch low levels. We do not need data to substantiate this as we know the truth from inside. We deal with noise throughout the day. 95% of talk, discussions, meetings and emails (whether official or unofficial) are just pure noise. Somehow, we have lost the discretion of identifying the relevant. It is time to understand and eliminate the noise and be productive.
samjunction asked: Hi , I get itching on roof of mouth , going the way back. Can you suggest any mudra? In the morning or after waking up I get wet cough and sneezing.
You have to be cautious about the food you are eating. The itching on roof of mouth is due to dryness caused by acidic foods. Acidic foods dry up the saliva. Saliva is needed for lubricating the alimentary canal and digestion of starch. It may also be due to an allergy caused by some food. Start drinking two or three sips of warm water every hour. Take 1 teaspoon of honey when itching gets too intense. Hydrate yourself with fresh vegetable soups, juices and water. Reduce or stop foods that have too much salt or termed as junk. You can try Bhudi mudra for hydration.
Body has natural mechanism for elimination of foreign substances. Morning cough and sneezing is just a sign of immune system in action. The body produces cough to deter bacteria and foreign substances from accumulating. But, if it continues throughout the day, then you need to take a treatment. It may be beginning of chronic conditions like sinusitis or chronic cough. Do not do Bhudi mudra if your cough prolongs throughout the day. Start taking BC-6 (Bio Combination - 6), a Biochemic formulation (6 pellets thrice a day) if cough and sneezing prolongs throughout the day.
vv-world asked: I am 40 year old lady. I have hidh anxiety and stress . I think because of this my BP is high. I don't take any medicines. I lsck self confidence and have fear.What mudra s can you recommend. .
High anxiety and stress cause High BP and it is medically established fact. You must practice Gyan mudra and Chin Mudra as prescribed in the post (refer link). You must massage middle finger of your hand several times during the day. The movement of massage will be from root to the tip of the finger. This will help in controlling the Blood Pressure. The next thing you have to do is reduce intake of salt. Along with reducing salt in home cooked food, the High BP patient must shun taking it in other passive forms. This means total abstinence from packaged biscuits, breads, cookies, potato chips (Lays, Pringles), tomato ketchup, sauces and fried snacks like potato patties and French fries.
For gaining self-confidence and serenity, you must take morning and evening walks. Observe the nature and its colors. Observe the texture of soil, grass, trees, leaves and the squirrel playing over the branches. Listen to sound of the birds. Breathe deeply. Eat Iron rich food preferably in form of fruits like apple, pomegranate, apricots, and olives. Develop a hobby or practice your lost hobby. The final thing you must and must do is eliminate media from your routine. You must stop reading newspapers and watching television. Instead, relax in comfortable bedding, light a lightly fragranced candle, play a good Spa music on Youtube and just drop yourself. As you are already 40, your body needs lot of relaxation owning to change in hormones during next few years. So make relaxation a routine. Good luck!
— heard in a discourse by Osho on Youtube
— Himanshu Kapoor