4 Ways to boost energy and immunity this winter
As I am writing this post, beautiful huge snowflakes are covering the grounds in front of my windows. Winter just as fall, is associated with the qualities of Vata dosha in our windy city, which includes cold, air, dry weather with its constant wind. Just as our external landscape changes, it makes Vata dosha go high in our own internal environment. This is when it is time to adjust our daily routine and diet so they are both in tune with the rhythm of the nature. By living in harmony with the seasons, we can maintain a sense of balance, and are be able to cultivate a stronger immunity and digestion.
Follow a Vata-balancing Regimen
Favor foods with naturally sweet, sour, and salty tastes — rice, wheat bulgur, couscous, pasta, cream of wheat. Warm spiced milk, honey, olive oil, ghee, well-cooked vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes. Nuts such as cashews, almonds, and pistachios are ideal for Vata.
Add Vata balacing spices to your meals. You can make your own blend by roasting and grinding ... or you can use Vata spice mix which is made to calm digestion and satisfy the six tastes essential for balance according to Ayurveda.
Hydrate with plenty of warm liquids such as hot water.
Drink fresh ginger tea. Simply place a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger into a pint thermos bottle and filling it with hot water. Alternatively, you can take Ginger Liquid Extract as soon as you start to feel under weather for extra immunity support.
Enjoy Organic Calming Vata® Tea made with medicinal Vata balancing herbs.