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Winter clothes are out! How about warming internal energy this winter.

We prepare ourselves so well for winter by removing extra stuff from our houses and taking out winter clothes and blankets. Don't we have to do the same with our bodies? With the onset of winter, we need to go through internal cleaning and then

give the warming energies through our food and movement.

Let's see what can be your winter routine:

Warm-Up with Yoga:

  • Begin your yoga routine with warming exercises to combat the cold. Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) and dynamic sequences can generate internal heat.

Choose Warming Poses:

  • Incorporate yoga poses that generate warmth, such as Warrior poses, twists, and backbends. These can help improve circulation and maintain flexibility.

Pranayama for Energy:

  • Practice energizing pranayama techniques like Kapalbhati (skull-shining breath) or Bhastrika (bellows breath) to increase internal heat and vitality.

Stay Hydrated:

  • In Ayurveda, winter is associated with the Vata dosha, which can be drying. Stay hydrated with warm herbal teas or water infused with warming spices like ginger.

Include Warming Spices:

  • In your diet, incorporate Ayurvedic spices like ginger, cinnamon, Turmeric, Garlic, and black pepper. These spices are believed to have a warming effect on the body.

Moisturize and Protect the Skin:

  • Vata dominance in winter can lead to dry skin. Use nourishing oils like coconut, olive oil for self-massage (Abhyanga) to keep the skin moisturized and protected.

Maintain a Regular Routine:

  • Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of routine. Try to wake up and go to bed at consistent times to support your body's natural rhythms during the winter months.

Soothing Evening Routine:

  • Wind down in the evening with calming yoga poses, meditation, or a warm bath infused with soothing herbs like chamomile or lavender to relax the body and mind.

Protect Yourself from the Cold:

  • Wear appropriate clothing to stay warm, especially during outdoor activities. Ayurveda suggests protecting the ears, neck, and head, as these areas are considered vulnerable to the cold.

Stay Active:

  • Regular exercise, including yoga, helps stimulate circulation and boost immunity, supporting your overall well-being during the winter season.

Always listen to your body and adjust your practices according to your individual needs. This winter be away from allergies by keeping the body heat active.


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