Uncover Your Ultimate ✨Simple ➡️Self Care Routine

Don’t you love feeling well cared for?   I sure do!  

Part of caring well for ourselves means listening closely to our body’s subtle cues that it needs some extra TLC.  

Mild digestive upset, skin irritation, aches and pains, runny nose and itchy throat are some of the little hints our body gives us that we need to stop, take notice and make some adjustments to feel better. 

Last week, I shared how kapha’s dominance in nature during spring can cause the kapha dosha in our bodies and minds to get out of balance – and how we can use foods to help get kapha re-balanced.

(If you missed it, you can get the details here)

This week, we’ll discuss some basic self care routines and habits that pacify kapha dosha to keep us feeling balanced and healthy in body, mind and spirit. 

Self-care routines (Dinacharya) make up a large part of a naturally healthy, holistically balanced  Ayurvedic lifestyle for all three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. 

  • Tongue scraping and oil pulling before and after morning teeth brushing respectively, help to clear ama (natural toxin buildup) and stimulate digestive organs first thing in the morning.

  • Keeping meal times consistent helps keep our digestion running smoothly – extra important when kapha can cause slow, sluggish digestion.

  • Eating our largest meal at midday ensures our digestive system is at it’s strongest when it needs to process our heaviest meal of the day. 

  • A short walk of 100 steps after each meal can help a sluggish digestive system get moving. Walk indoors or out, just get those 100 post meal steps in. Movement keeps kapha dosha from causing stagnation. Walking in nature adds the benefit of sunshine and fresh air plus incorporating “green” time that naturally calms our nervous system.

  • Kapha also benefits from stimulating experiences like listening to live music, visiting new places, learning new things, sensing new smells and tastes, exploring new paths, etc.

  • Kapha needs heat and movement to balance out its heavy, slow, stagnant qualities. Never overexert yourself, but plan to break a sweat a few times a week. When you create that heat it in the body it clears the channels. 

  • Sometimes our grief can show up in the lungs, as congestion or shortness of breath.  Journaling, meditation and therapy may all help process grief or sadness and allow those emotions to release from the bodily tissues – bringing relief to the respiratory tract – as well as lifting some of the emotional heaviness from our hearts. 

A little extra effort to incorporate some kapha dosha self-care habits this spring will pay off with fewer allergy symptoms, healthier digestion, more energy and an easier time maintaining a healthy weight and comfy, active body. 

Next week we’ll take a look at what yoga poses and breathing techniques will help keep your kapha balanced.

Remember – listen to your unique body and how it responds to any suggested self-care.  Choose what works best for you, your body, your schedule, your lifestyle.  

You are the expert on YOU!  

Ayurveda trains us to listen closely as our body communicates with us about what it needs most. 

Listen closely and respond lovingly to your sweet self my friend, 💖

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