Ayurveda Tips

Regimen for Month of November & December.

RUTUCHARYA IN HEMANT RITU:

Ayurveda primarily aims at maintaining the health of a healthy individual. To achieve this Ayurveda recommends to  follow different diet and lifestyle schedule in each season which helps to maintain the health.

Hemanta ritu starts from mid November and ends in mid January. This falls in southern solastice which is called as visarga kala or dakshinayana in ayurveda. Winter season encompasses dusty environments, drop in the temperature, chilly and cold winds that may lead to the disequilibrium of VATA and KAPHA dosha.

.Diet in Hemant Ritu :

Dos:

  • 1. Sweet, sour and salty taste.
  • 2. Heavy and oily food stuff.
  • 3. Grains of new crops
  • 4. Indian clarified butter
  • 5. Dairy products
  • 6. Eat carrots,yoghurt,spinach and leafy greens vegetables, Pomegranate, Brussels Sprouts, Kivi fruit, Guava, Grape-fruit
  • 7. Include honey in your diet.
  • 8. Have warm soups regularly.
  • 9. Abundance of healthy fruits and vegetables like Amla, fig, apple, lemon, raisins, spinach, pumpkin, carrots etc. should be consumed.
  • 10. Drink warm water throughout the season.
  • 11. Consume sugar cane juice and sugar cane as these provide abundant energy and minerals.

Donts:

  • 1. Light and restricted diet
  • 2. More pungent and astringent food items.

Lifestyle in Hemant  Ritu:

Dos:

  • 1. Regular Oil massage
  • 2. Daily Exercise and Yoga
  • 3. Use of Woollen clothes
  • 4. Footwear should be worn always

Donts:

  • 1. Sleeping during daytime
  • 2. Going out in the cold

dhanvantri

Hindu calendar Seasons

Rutu

Maas

Rutu lakshan

Rasadhikya

Vasant

Chaitra + Vaishakh

Spring

Kashay

Grishma

Jyeshtha + Ashadh

Summer

Katu

Varsha

Shravan+ Bhadrapad

Rainy season

Amla

Sharad

Ashwin + Kartik

Autumn

Lavan

Hemant

Margashirsh + Paush

Winter

Madhur

Shishir

Magh + Falgun

Dry winter

Tikta

During rainy season, prior to sharad ritu the weather is moist and the sky is cloudy. However in Sharad Ritu or autumn season, the sanchit Pitta Dosha of the rainy season gets aggravated because of exposure to the warm sun rays. Due to vitiation of Pitta in Body disorders like Acidity, skin disorders, hemorrhage, burning micturition, etc. are more common hence to pacify pitta; ayurveda recommends food with bitter, sweet and astringent tastes.

Panchakarma Treatment for Month
Panchakarma in Hemant Ritu:

  • Abhyangam (Body massage) with oils made of Chandan, coconut oil, Ushira, etc is recommended.