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Welcome to Kahpa Season



Winter is the time of Kapha season in Ayurveda, a time to find the balance between the cold and wet outdoors and the dry and hot indoors.

Kapha is ruled by earth and water, they are slow to move but easy temperament, can be calm lethargic, but when out of balance they are prone to colds, weight gain and depression. The key is creating a routine for your self to bring balance into your space.

Early rising, set the same  time to get up every day(it is said before 6am for kapha type is best for setting the day). Up early in the morning will start you off on a good routine.The same is for the end of your day, go to bed around the same time, this again will set that routine and you will find it easier to wake.

Winter is cold and I am prone to eat warm, comforting foods to nourish and maintain the body during the long winter. With a kapha type adding in some ginger, cayenne to stimulate the system will help. Kapha is better with a light and fresh diet, but during the winter most of us are not drawn to this type of eating, so by stimulating the diet this will help.

Movement is good for all body types, a kapha body may need a reminder, or encouragement. Movement weather it be a walk or yoga will help keep the body healthy and help fight the winter cold.

Aromatherapy and  massage are good for kaphas with stagnant energy it works beautifully.Try blending energizing scents like frankincense, rose oil, and wild orange. These strong scents tend to grab the attention of a sleepy kapha. Ask your massage therapist to add essential oils in your next massage or you can design your own oils at Metta Wellness.

Breathe work is a powerful tool for energizing and decreasing stress. A powerful breathing exercise is Ujjay breathing. Breath deeply through your nose filling your abdomen, diaphragm and your lungs, constrict the back of your throat and slowly with an open mouth make the “haaa” sound while exhaling.Do this for two full minutes in the morning and before going to bed with a full minute of normal breathing.
Child's breath is another easy and powerful breathing exercise, start by sitting, feet on the floor, back straight, hand on your belly and with a nice inhale allow the belly to fill with the breath, and on the exhale empty the belly, doing this several times. You will notice in a few short days the ease of your breath and the balance.

Everyday is a new day, start slow, taking one step at a time, taking care of your self and bringing balance into your everyday.


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