Vata Dosha is vitiated in Rainy season. Imagine a heated pan suddenly sprinkled with water! A lot of vapor will be formed. Also, the metal continuously exposed to sudden drastic changes in temperature will erode at a faster rate (faster aging). Same phenomenon happens to our body, only in a more complicated physiological manner. Imagine that you are driving your car on a angular mountain road. If you are driving your car at a speed of 100 km, there is very low possibility that you will be able to suddenly change the direction at a sharp turn, without skidding . The momentum of the car prevents sudden change in direction. Body metabolism also has its momentum. It is in cooling mode during Summer. Suddenly it is ordered to change its functioning because of sudden temperature drop due to rains. The intertia of momentum is the vitiation of Vata Dosha. It causes confusion in the body and thus the diseases.
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However gradual cooling of the pan instead, will avoid the effervescence as well as the damage. Similarly a gradual food and lifestyle change is required to prevent damage to the body from seasonal changes. The Ayurvedic preventive system for seasonal change is called Ritucharya. In order to prevent skidding into diseases due to seasonal change, one must use the brakes of Ritucharya
Exercise Routine : Important Factor of Lifestyle Change in Varsha Ritucharya.
5 Best Asanas for Rainy Season
These are poses which help in pacifying the Vata Dosha which is supposed to be vitiated during the rainy season.
Precautions for Varsha Ritucharya Exercise Regime
Avoid rigorous exercises and opt for light and easy exercises.
Do not exercise till you start feeling tired.
Prefer to avoid excessive exercise that might make you sweat profusely.
Keep yourself properly hydrated.
Yoga is a good option as it is not a sweat inducing exercise.
Lack of sunshine due to clouds might induce SAD related depression ( Seasonal Affective Disorder) in susceptible individuals. Yoga generates a feeling of peace and contentment.
All 5 asanas strengthen abdominal muscles, improve digestion, help to relieve gas and constipation.
With above Ritucharya tips, keep healthy and happy in this rainy season and …
Enjoy the rains!