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February 27, 2017

As the winter months come to an end, we move from the mobility and dryness of air and ether element or Vata dosha to heavy qualities of water and stable qualities of earth or Kapha dosha. This is therefore a natural time to cleanse all that we have accumulated in the winter months.

Because of the presence of Kapha dosha in the environment we more often find ourselves feeling heavy and sluggish, like a cranky bear reluctantly coming out of hibernation. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science and the world’s oldest surviving system of healing, shows us that the key to feeling in step with the seasons is to harmonize with nature. The idea in Ayurveda is that we are nothing but the 5 great elements or the Puncha maha bhutas and therefore as our environment changes, so should we. 

In old traditions usually we see some sort of celebration for this season as the nature around us comes back to life! Where I was born, we have been celebrating the first day of spring or spring equinox for 3000 years as ou...

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