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Explaining the Ayurvedic Ritucharya or Seasonal Routine in Detail! – Part 2.

In our previous post, we explained in detail the Ayurvedic Ritucharya or Seasonal Routine for early winter, winter and spring seasons. Now let’s cast an eye on the remaining three seasons – summer, rainy season and autumn – which are part of the Aadaan Kaal or Northern Solstice. First up, let’s talk about the summer season or Greeshma Ritu: Once the spring season comes to an end, the Kapha that had melted in the body begins to flow out. The increasing summer heat...

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Explaining the Ayurvedic Ritucharya or Seasonal Routine in Detail! – Part 1.

In our previous post, we touched upon the Ayurvedic Ritucharya or Seasonal Routine, and explained how Ayurveda divides a year into two Kaals, which are sub-divided into three seasons each. We also spoke about the fact that it is important for us to balance our lives in every season to stay healthy. Now let us take an in-depth look into each season, dietary and lifestyle recommendations for every season, and dos and don’ts. But before that, let’s quickly try and understand how our Do...

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The Ayurvedic Ritucharya or Seasonal Routine!

In our previous post, we spoke about the Ayurvedic Dinacharya or Daily Routine in detail. Now, let’s talk about the Seasonal Routine or Ritucharya. As mentioned earlier, Ayurveda divides a year or 12 months into six seasons. The year as such is divided into two Kaals, with three seasons forming each Kaal. These two Kaals are: 1. Aadaan Kaal or Uttarayana or Northern Solstice, and 2. Visarga Kaal or Dakshinayana or Southern Solstice. Aadaan means taking away and Visarga mean...

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