Ayurvedic concept of the season - seasonology / phenology seems to be magical and vital in a clinic! A season is called a 'healing angel' by the great Ayurveda masters, indicating that they empower, heal and develop us in different ways.
One exciting fact is that there are many levels to digestion and metabolism such as meal-digestion, daily-digestion, weekly-digestion, monthly-digestion, seasonal-digestion, yearly-digestion and so on. It means - while some nutrients take only around 8 hours for complete processing, others can take a year to be dealt with!
Let's get our teeth into the seasonal digestion for a while. Early winter / hemantam is seen as the mother of all seasons, as this is the season where you get the best chance for deep absorption and assimilation of vital nutrients in our system. If you have a good hemantam with absorption, most probably you will have a vital year!
This is the time to help ourselves to eat well. So, we need to upgrade our daily routine to the following. Please remember, you don't need to do everything. Pick some of them and do it. Also - very very important - before you do them, consult an Ayurveda doctor face to face or online.
Daily MUST activities
Regular sleep, meals, exercise to sweat profusely, gratitude, along with hot and cold shower.
Weekly MUST HAVE activities
Few sessions of sauna/steam, climbing, swimming and self-massage-with-Dhanwantaram-oil sessions.
We'll talk about the other seasons, soon.