Ayurveda offers several methods to balance excess kapha dosha this time of year. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Ahh, abhyanga: Abhyanga, or self-oil application, is a lovely way to start your morning at any time of year. Because kapha dosha is heavy and oily, use lighter oil, such as sunflower, and apply lightly to your body. Kapha Massage Oil from Banyan Botanicals is also a nice choice.
2. Teatime: Start your day with a cup of hot water first thing in the morning to clear excess kapha for the day ahead. Warm ginger tea throughout the day will strengthen your agni, or digestive fire.
Remember, we have all three doshas in us and any one can become imbalanced at any time. Focus on balancing all doshas by eating sattvic foods, meditating, and practicing gentle asanas to bring about the best results. Be conscious of how you feel now and how the changes you make affect you so you can learn more about what keeps you in full health.
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