5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity for the Fall and Winter
In the fall and winter, our energy naturally starts to move inward toward introspection, rest and imagination. Unfortunately for many of us, life asks us to do the exact opposite, with the end of summer holidays, back-to-school routines, and a faster pace at the office.
This week, I’m sharing 5 easy tips to boost your immunity over the fall and winter, and to keep you happy, healthy and balanced.
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Recipe for Self-Healing: Kichari Soup
Kitchari is a basic dish in the ayurvedic way of life. It is fast, easy to prepare and supremely healing for the body-mind.
We often use kichari in our silent retreats, as it is light, easy to digest, detoxifying and gives strength and vitality. It is commonly used in panchakarma, the ayurvedic program for detoxification and rejuvenation, as it promotes detoxification, healing and rejuvenation at the cellular level.
A 1-3 day fast on kichari can help reset the digestive system in times of illness, over-indulgence or high-stress.
A 40-day fast on kicharee is said to heal any disease.
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Golden Healing Tea for Cold Season
This golden healing tea recipe is a perfect home brew for the cold season, and can also be used as a daily health tonic. It boosts immunity, helps fight colds or infections, balances the digestive system and calms the mind.
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Self-oleation is one of my favourite ayurvedic self-care practices.
Also called sneha (meaning both “oil” and “love”), it is a practice which is believed to have effects similar to being saturated by love : it is deeply healing, nourishing, strengthening and beautifying to all aspects of you.
“By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age” – Charaka Samhita
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