31 Aug

Allergy Season

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re into Kapha season now.  One of the issues that comes with this time of year is allergies; spring fever, hay fever, whatever you want to call it, many of us will be sniffling and sneezing with the pollen and moisture in the air.  Ayurveda offers us some tips to help balance this excessive Kapha and counteract the seasonal distress:

-Choose warm beverages, like ginger tea and apple cider.  Avoid cold drinks and cold foods.

-Favor dry, light and warm foods.

-Avoid heavy foods, fried foods, and instead choose foods that are baked, broiled or grilled.

-Add warming spices to your foods, like ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, and pepper.

-Keep warm.

-Exercise daily, work up a sweat.

-Practice Yogic Breathing, or Pranayama.

-Use a Neti pot to keep sinuses clear.

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