Yoga Teacher Amanda Stead at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne shares some tips on how to help your body adapt to seasonal change:
Ayurveda tells us that ‘diseases are generated at the junctions of the seasons’, the moment when one season changes into another.
Whenever our environment (internal or external) changes, our systems must change with it, and every time we adapt poorly we expose ourselves the the possibility of disease. – Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
In Melbourne our weather is very erratic and especially in the springtime. You may be noticing differences in your practice. It is not uncommon for example, to feel unusually stiff or to experience the shadow of an old injury. Viruses thrive in the winds of change.
Generally speaking, excess kapha should be expelled in spring, for instance, via a fast of one or several days (depending on your constitution, condition and strength) on weak ginger tea or some similar substance. – Dr. Robert E. Svoboda