By Angela Glaz
Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor and 500 Hour E-RYT
When we talk about eating Ayurvedically, we mean honoring your body and mind and where they are at in their current state. While we all have our Prakruti or a dominant dosha, and tend to experience more of that dosha’s imbalances, we still have all 3 doshas within us. This means that it is imperative to continually check in with ourselves and how we are feeling at any given moment. This observation can help us better decide which foods, exercise routines, and lifestyle choices are going to best cater to our needs to create optimal health.
The season of winter is considered kapha season, as the environment tends to hold the same qualities as the kapha dosha; cool, heavy, stable, slow, soft, and sticky. Therefore, we will all tend to experience more kapha imbalances and can benefit from shifting to a more kapha pacifying diet.
Looking at each and every bit of food separately can be overwhelming and confusing, so instead I’ve listed four simple tips to follow when shifting to a more kapha pacifying diet.
Avoid: Cool or cold
Favor: Light, dry, and rough
Avoid: Oily and smooth
Favor: Bitter, pungent, astringent
Avoid: Sweet, sour, salty
Favor: Fasting 1 day/week
Avoid: Large meals
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