RITUCHARYA AND THE ULTIMATE WINTER ESSENTIALS
Each season in Ayurveda holds special significance in how it affects our mind and body and there is great emphasis on the need to practice ‘Ritucharya’. Literally meaning ‘Routine of the Seasons’, Ritucharya is the principle of Ayurveda that helps in keeping the mind and body healthy through the changing seasons. In Ayurveda, our state of wellness and the movement of the sun are deeply intertwined. The practice of Ritucharya is based on the movement of the Sun and it helps the body to remain in harmony with the energies of each season thus avoiding issues related to changing seasons and environmental extremes. It is said that in one part of the year called ‘Aadaan Kaal’ (Northern Solstice), the Sun moves in and absorb our energies. The second part, ‘Visarga Kaal’ or Southern Solstice shields us from the Sun and we derive more energy from it.
With winter or ‘Shishir Ritu’ setting in, here are our picks to keep the mind and body in harmony during the cold season:
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