To maintain good health throughout the year, you must follow the recommendations of maintaining good health and live in complete harmony with natural cycles, each time adjusting to changes in the environment by choosing the right food, the number and type of exercise, seasonal clothing, and so on. The tips on this page will help you
maintain your well-being in the best possible way all year round.
Recommendations for improving your health in summer
Summer is usually hot, bright and sharp. At this time of year, people are encouraged to stay “cool” and balanced. To achieve this, follow these recommendations:
In addition to your normal daily routine, you should RUB your body with coconut or sunflower oil before morning bathing or washing. Coconut oil has a calming effect on the skin, cools and softens it.
In summer, it is advisable to wear cotton or silk clothing. This garment is quite light, cools the skin well and allows it to breathe. Also favorable for the human body is loose-fitting clothing, which passes through the air well, which helps to cool the body.
In hot weather, it is best to wear white, gray, blue and purple clothing. Try to avoid the color of red, orange, dark yellow and black shades that intensely absorb and retain heat, which leads to overheating of the body.
Try to follow a diet during the hot season. Try to include as many fruits as possible in your diet in the summer — apples, pears, melons, plums and prunes. Watermelons and lime juice are also good for nutrition. Eat asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cucumber Raita and steamed basmati rice. Basmati rice kichadi with grated coconut is a sophisticated light dish. Avoid sour fruits, citrus fruits, beets, and carrots — all of them show a warming effect on the human body. Garlic, onions, chili, tomatoes, sour cream, and salted cheeses are also not recommended for summer consumption. In hot weather, you need to eat more salads, as they have a cooling effect, but it is best to eat them at lunchtime. If you are not a vegetarian, it is recommended to eat a small amount of so — called light meat-chicken, Turkey or shrimp once a week. Try to exclude dark meat from the diet, because it also has warming properties.
In summer, try not to drink hot drinks. Drinks at room temperature or slightly chilled are best. Ice and ice drinks interfere with digestion and thus create conditions in which the body increases the amount of toxins, so you should completely abandon them.
Working in a hot kitchen is irritating to the human body, disturbing the peace of mind. Therefore, if you are engaged in cooking, then try to do it in the early morning or in the evening, when the midday heat subsides.
If you have a habit of drinking alcoholic beverages, try not to drink whiskey, brandy, rum and red wine. These alcohol-containing substances have a strong warming effect. However, a small amount of cool beer in hot weather will not hurt you.
Summer is considered the season of General energy decline, so it is not forbidden to take a little NAP during the day.
If you work outside, try to wear a hat with a wide brim that protects you from the sun as much as possible.
At the brightest time of the day, wear sunglasses with ash-gray or green lenses outside. Red, yellow, blue and purple glasses are harmful to the eyes.
Install air conditioning in your car, room, or office.
In summer, in any case, it is not recommended to lie in the sun. Also, in very hot weather, you can not wear shorts or a short-sleeved shirt. Try to wear loose-fitting clothing that will protect your skin from sunburn. Those who have a lot of moles are not recommended to sunbathe — this can cause severe irritation and lead to skin cancer.
If you are too hot, it is a good idea to swim in a cold lake or pool, and drink a small amount of lime (or lemon) juice with water.
Avoid intense exercise on hot days. If you are used to Jogging or other vigorous aerobic exercise, do it in the early morning before the heat sets in.
You can do light yoga exercises and meditation twice a day.
On summer nights, you can go to bed a little later, around 11 PM or at midnight. Before going to bed, it is recommended to RUB coconut oil into the soles of your feet and scalp for cooling. Sleep on your right side.
Essential oils of sandalwood, Jasmine and Kusa cool well and are not bad as a summer perfume. You can also drop a few drops of sandalwood oil on your pillow, and then you will be enveloped in the scent of sandalwood all night.
In summer, sweet, cold, liquid, and wet foods and beverages are good for your health. It is also necessary to give up excessive physical activity, sex, alcohol, sour, salty, spicy and hot food. At this time of year, it is recommended to enjoy the forests, gardens, flowers and cold water. Sleep best in the fresh air, in an open attic, which is cooled by the moonbeams.
Recommendations for improving your health in the fall
By its natural qualities, autumn can be dry, light, cold, windy, uneven and empty (leaves fall from trees). All these qualities have an exciting effect on the human condition, so all recommendations for autumn are also associated with calming and pacification.
In autumn, try to get up early, at about 5 am, when the air is serene and the birds have not yet woken up. This is a time of peace and quiet.
In the morning, before you wash or take a bath, RUB your body from head to foot with warm sesame oil, which has a calming effect. Then take a warm shower. Leave a small amount of oil on the skin.
To calm down in autumn, red, yellow and orange clothing is well suited for wearing. You can apply white.
After practicing yoga, meditating, taking a bath or shower, have Breakfast. Try oatmeal, mashed rice or wheat, tapioca, or any other grain dish that has a calming effect on the person. For lunch and dinner, maize tortillas, basmati rice, kichadi and steamed vegetables are very good. It is not recommended to eat salads at this time of year. You can make thick, tender soups and stews.
No need to drink black tea or coffee after dinner. Try some herbal teas, such as a mixture of cumin, coriander and fennel, or cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
In autumn, it is not recommended to fast. Fasting causes lightness, which is exciting.
Try to conserve heat. Wear warm clothing both outdoors and at home. Cover your head and ears in a gusty cold wind.
It is necessary to avoid extremely energetic, active exercises.
Try to go to bed no later than 10 PM.
In the autumn season, before going to bed, it’s a good idea to drink a Cup of warm milk. This brings a deep natural sleep. Milk should be heated until it begins to boil and rise. Then wait for the milk to cool down to a temperature suitable for pleasant drinking. You can throw in a pinch of ginger and cardamom and a little nutmeg. These herbs have a softening and warming effect and will be good for milk digestion and relaxation.
Avoid drafts and cold winds.
Recommendations for improving your health in winter
In winter, the sky is covered with clouds, cold, wet, heavy weather sets in, and life in cities proceeds slowly. Therefore, in the winter season, it is necessary to observe a balanced mode of life.
In winter, there is no need to Wake up too early. Early awakening, which is recommended for summer and autumn, is not a prerequisite for life in winter. If you don’t need to get up early to get to work, you can Wake up at 7 am.
After you have brushed your teeth and cleaned your tongue, do a few yoga asanas.
After the breathing exercises, be sure to spend some time in silent meditation.
After meditation, RUB your entire body with a small amount of warm sesame oil, and then take a hot shower. Sesame oil, which has a warming effect, is useful in winter for all types of Constitution.
In winter, a good Breakfast may consist of oatmeal or corn porridge, barley soup, tapioca, kichadi, or poha (boiled rice flakes). About an hour after Breakfast, drink tea made from the following herbs: dried ginger 0.5 teaspoons cinnamon 0.5 teaspoons cloves pinch. Fill these herbs with a Cup of hot water, boil for 5 minutes, strain and drink. Drinking this tea will improve blood circulation and help remove mucus from the body. However, if you suffer from any disease, such as peptic ulcer, this tea should not be consumed — it will be too warming for you.
Wear bright warming colors, such as red and orange.
Always wear a hat when going outside in the winter season. Over 60 percent of body heat is lost through the head. Also, cover your neck and ears.
For lunch, choose whole-grain wheat bread, steamed vegetables, and a thick soup with crunchy croutons, richly seasoned with butter.
If you like to eat meat, then winter is the right season for meat dishes. It is better to choose chicken or Turkey for this.
Although it is sometimes possible to take a NAP during the daytime in summer and autumn, daytime sleep is not recommended in winter, as it will slow down the metabolism and weaken the digestive process.
In winter, it is recommended to drink a little red wine-no more than 50-100 g – to improve digestion and blood circulation.
The overcast sky and the grayness on the street in winter causes a feeling of loneliness and contributes to depression. A daily regimen aimed at calming your mind will definitely help you fight this. If possible, do not be separated from your loved ones in the winter-husband, wife, friend or girlfriend. When it’s cold outside and you don’t have anyone to share your bed with, you’ll be lonely. If you are not alone in winter, this is great!
At the end of the day, RUB some sesame oil into the soles of your feet and into your scalp.
Recommendations for improving your health in the spring
Just as the beginning of winter preserves some of the qualities of autumn, so early spring is very similar to winter, and therefore many of the recommendations for them are similar.
Ginger, black pepper, pippali, and cumin, coriander, and fennel tea are good herbs in spring. In addition, useful sitopaladi, boerhavia and Sudarshan.
It is strongly recommended not to eat heavy and fatty foods. It is better to refrain from sour, sweet and salty food. You should also not eat dairy products, especially in the morning. Avoid ice cream and cold drinks
Give preference to food with a bitter, sharp and astringent taste. All legumes are recommended, including yellow peas, red lentils, chickpeas, and beans. Along with hot spices such as ginger, black pepper, Cayenne pepper and chili, you can use radish, okra, onion and garlic. After eating, drink a little tea made from ginger, black pepper and cinnamon.
Use less dairy products and more honey, which has a warming effect. A Cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey helps to maintain health in the spring season. (But never heat honey to a scalding skin temperature (about 50°C), the heat-treated honey clogs the thin channels and has a toxic effect).
For those who eat meat, chicken, Turkey, rabbit and venison are allowed. Seafood, crab and lobster meat, and duck in the spring are not recommended.
Spring is a good season for fasting on juices: Apple, pomegranate or berry.
Try to get up early and take a little walk
Daytime sleep in the spring is not recommended.