Prevention of a disease is of paramount importance in Ayurveda. Ayurveda helps even more in the rainy season as it is always a challenge to stay fit in monsoons. This age-old science lays great emphasis on adopting dietary and lifestyle regimes for staying healthy and safeguarding our body from diseases.
In the rainy season, it is the Vatta dosha that gets aggravated with a mild increase in pitta. This is what causes an imbalance in our body leading to several problems including acidity, indigestion, dryness, joint pains, body stiffness, and many other ailments related to our mind.
Do’s & Don’ts for Monsoons
Below are some Do’s & Don’ts to stay fit in monsoons by getting in tune with nature and safeguarding your health:
- Curb the temptations of eating heavy and fried foods. Just like the mind of a diabetic person tempts him / her for more sweets and sugar, similarly, increased acid in the stomach asks for more fried food.
- Do not sleep after eating food. Especially for those who tend to sleep in the afternoon, Ayurveda recommends no sleeping after eating as that can worsen the problem of indigestion.
- Only eat fresh seasonal veggies and fruits offered by nature. Stale veggies have high toxicity and they tend to get infested with worms during monsoons. Keep even frozen food stuff like ice creams at bay.
- Avoid consuming yogurt/ curd and buttermilk. If you can’t control and really wish to have it then it should be freshly made and ideally be consumed during lunch hours and definitely not at the evening time.
- Drink boiled and filtered water as water-borne diseases are most prevalent in this season due to heightened activity of the virus and infections in the air.
- Do not indulge in heavy exercises as that can lead to stiffness and body pain. Brisk walking, light yoga, and pranayama should be preferred.
- Keep the body covered at all times and protect from those flying devils: the mosquitoes.
- Get warm body massages. Body massages with oils having warm temperament such as olive oil and sesame oil prove to be extremely beneficial in balancing the Vatta dosha.
- Keep away from cool air as it significantly increases the Vatta in the body. Let that air conditioner remote not control you!
- Keep the body clean and consume foods that help in detoxifying the body. Add some extra nutritional foods in your daily diet to support internal cleansing of your liver. This enhances the body’s immunity to fight infection.