As these cold, wet and heavy months continue we often notice that our mood can be affected but we don’t often notice changes to our digestion. But as with all things in nature, nothing is fixed, including our digestion. If you pay attention you may notice that your food takes longer to digest or feels like it’s just sitting in your belly during this season when earth and water are most present.
These are signs of sluggish digestion and can be accompanied by changes in our elimination with larger, heavier, stickier and more oily stools. These symptoms are often accompanied by feelings of heaviness, suppressed appetite, excess salivation, as well as coughs, colds, congestion and allergies.
To help support our digestion and elimination during Kapha season we need to balance the slow, heavy, cold, oily and sticky qualities with foods and herbs that are light, hot, dry, sharp and clarifying. The general rule when Kapha is aggravated is to keep the digestive track – as well as the overall mind and body – warm and dry.
Over the course of the next month, for those that are members of the Digital Discovery program, we will be sharing weekly tips to help you keep your appetite, digestion and elimination balanced and in-check during the season. Register to become a member of this free program if you aren’t already.
And for those that are interested in going deeper into understanding their digestive fire and receiving diet, lifestyle and herbal recommendations for maintaining optimal health and strong immunity please join us on Sunday, March 13th for the next workshop in our 2022 workshop series:
Healing & Igniting the Gut
The gut plays the most crucial role in overall health. This workshop aligns traditional (Ayurveda) and modern science, to help you reignite this function to directly improve all other aspects of your wellbeing and leads you through an Ayurvedic cleanse. Register now.