Ayurveda text books are written in a "crack these nuts" or "catch me if you can" style, when it comes to advanced principles. Here is one of those. Ayurvedic Seasonology explains how to link seasons to dosha, bhuta, agni, ama, vimshati gunas, shad rasa, physiology and pathology. Once mastered, you will be able to calculate the exact health effects and ill effects of sequential activities we perform on a daily basis.
Why warm spring is linked to cold astringent, while all other flavours are linked to appropriate seasons?
Just like the daily and monthly metabolism, there is yearly one as well. It starts with the nourishing winter. This will explain why we get a bad year, when we have a bad winter. And a good year, if we do the winter well. Lets explore the above question.
Early and late winters are energy conserving time, hence the raised appetite and also need to eat well. This energy is saved and stocked in late winter. This sock, even though its astringent, not active in late winter.
Spring activates this astringent, summer spreads it, monsoon steams it and autumn assimilates it if we follow the regimen in each season. Early winter starts it again.
Unwholesome lifestyle in winter causes ama accumulation, stagnation or sedimentation. This sedimentation, even though its astringent, not active in late winter. Warm spring activates it, resulting in hay fever like symptoms. Summer cooks it, monsoon steams it and autumn removes the left overs if we follow the regimen in each season. Hence winter is linked to Astringent, even though astringent is cold and spring is warm.
Ayurvedic Seasonology gives a practitioner a lot more insight into the person and their lifestyle. Your treatment becomes a lot more precise, result will be a lot faster. Lets talk about how to apply Ayurvedic Seasonology to your clinic....