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Ayurveda self-care tips for winter

Staying healthy and active in the winter season can be challenging at times. Cold wind and gradual dip in the temperature can make anyone sick, especially if your immune system is not that strong.

This is where Ayurveda comes to your rescue by following some simple self-care tips.

Here are few Ayurveda recommended tips you can follow this winter season:

Self Care Massage

Massaging with essential oils, sesame oil will keep you warm, help you fight the cold weather and will keep your skin soft and smooth. You can massage your skin before taking a bath in the morning or before going to bed. Massaging also calms your mind, relieves stress and improves the quality of your sleep.

Eating Warm Food

Our digestive system is weaker in the winter as compared to summer. Avoid eating cold food in this season. When you eat cold food, your digestive system has to work harder to digest it. This often leads to indigestion and other stomach relates issues. Eat warm and light food easy to digest.

Keep Warm

Envelop your body with shades of bright red, orange, and yellow to inspire warmth and a positive mood during the dark winter months. Be sure to keep warm by wearing hats and scarves that protect you from the wind and cold.

Practice Yoga and Pranayama

Excess Kapha can lead to lethargy and sluggishness. Combat this heaviness by exercising, active dynamic yoga practices that inspire heat. Hatha classes can support you during the winter months. Another way to energize your body is by practising cleansing and uplifting pranayama, such as Brahmari, Bhastrika, Kapala bhati.

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