Spring Cleaning….

Find yourself feeling achy, throat sore and coming down with something?  It’s early spring here in San Francisco—the first wildflowers are in bloom, plum trees are blossoming and Chinese New Year is right around the corner.  Early spring is a time when the Kapha Dosha is being pushed by Vata Dosha to awaken from its cold and still winter slumber and to get moving.  When Kapha starts to increase we might notice a bit more mucus and heaviness in mind and body.  Digestion may slow down.  If we’re not getting enough rest, not eating well, and are generally run down we can become susceptible to the common cold.

An Ayurvedic approach to this would be to first address the cause.  Adequate sleep and a good diet are the first defense against illness.  But, if you’ve already caught a cold, here’s what to do…. Continue reading “Spring Cleaning….”