Has anyone felt the energy drain of spring? I have been having a hard time getting up in the morning and keeping my energy up throughout the day. In Ayurvedic terms this is called Kapha season and it lasts from March to June. During this time you might have some of these symptoms in excess: feeling cold, cough, allergies, congestion, flu, fatigue, depression, weight gain.
This is the time to really watch what you eat:
- Eat more foods that are Pungent (Spicy), Bitter, Astringent / Light, Dry, Warm (like steamed veggies, brothy soups, brown rice)
- Eat less foods that are Sweet, Sour, Salty / Heavy, Cold, Oily (like fried foods, ice cream, heavy dairy)
Also, exercising in the morning and nourishing yourself with daily self-care practices is a must! Don't let the stagnation and heaviness bring you down!
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