The winter blues. The cold temperatures, the flu and cold season, and the dark days. We all know them and feel them. But according to Ayurveda, winter can be regarded as a more beneficial season.
It is said that winter is actually the best season to improve immunity, (rather than decrease it).In Ayurvedic terms, immunity is connected to your digestion. When your digestion is strong and your appetite is good, then your immunity is strengthened. Whatever weakens digestion, can weaken immunity. It's really that simple. In Ayurveda, besides diet and lifestyle which are big factors, there are other life aspects that determine your immunity quotient. These include your heredity, the season of the year and your age.Â
- Hereditary or Sahaj: the innate level of immunity, which you are born with.
- Seasonal or Kalaj: Â fluctuating levels of immunity due to the change of seasons, different stages of life, and the planetary cycles.
- Established or Yuktikrit: a balanced, permanent level of immunity that can be realized by following an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle.