Ayurvedic Tips for the Month of April.

Nature is our guide in Ayurveda. We look at how nature changes with the daily and seasonal weather patterns, daylight, and nighttime to see how we can best support ourselves physically and mentally/ emotionally to stay in good health.


Ayurveda believes our disconnect from nature causes diseases and imbalances in ourselves.


Our lives and environments are ever-changing and to keep yourself in balance it helps to look at the seasonal changes to know how to adapt.


Read all about the month of April to stay in good health!


P.S. This blog is based on Ontario, Canada weather.


Read here how home-cooking can benefit your health.


It's spring! But wait, it was still snowing yesterday. Maybe in the rest of the world, the buds are springing up, but here in Ontario, the weather is still variable throughout April and even into May.


That said, feeling the warmer sun on good days gives us hope and renewed energy for the time ahead. The warm sun feels so comforting and inspires thoughts of fun and active past summers. We are ready for it, bring it on!


Spring represents new beginnings, the earth comes back to life. You see young buds sprouting up, new leaves on trees, and the birds singing. It is a wonderful time of the year after a long, cold, and dark winter.


Make use of the new energy and start a new project, clean your house thoroughly, and do an Ayurvedic cleanse yourself to move into the warmer months in good health.

"In Ontario, the weather is still variable throughout April and even into May."

The Weather


The melting ice and snow and the rain in April bring more moisture in the air and this makes vata happy, but kapha might feel puffy and waterlogged. The heavy and unctuous winter meals can make our blood thicker and richer, and this has an effect on your liver. Your liver might need a bit of extra care at this time of year, especially for pittas and kaphas. Taking a few days to do a cleanse is a great idea. Ayurvedic cleanses are gentle in nature, but have great benefits for the body. Read more here.


The weather is still unpredictable in April. We are dying to get out and feel the sunshine, but there will still be snow and rain ahead of us. This can be a tough time of year just waiting for spring to come.


Don't be discouraged, dress for the weather, and get out and get moving!

"We are dying to get out and feel the sunshine, but there will still be snow and rain ahead of us."

The Three Doshas in April


Vata

Vata benefits from the moisture in the air and is feeling relief from the dry and cold winter. The fluctuating weather is still a bit hard on vatas though and they still benefit from eating a heavier diet, but adding greens and fresher foods will make them feel good.


They should focus on hydrating and moisturizing their skin to rejuvenate from the harsh winter months. The sun will change their grey winter complexion and bring more blush to their cheeks!


Vatas can benefit from a mild cleanse that focuses on hydration and oleation. Warm foods are still the way to go for vata, adding in warming spices and a good tablespoon of ghee.


Vatas might feel the energy of new beginnings and they are excited! This is the time for vata to start planning vacations, fun new projects, and get into life again. They thrive on the energy of new beginnings! Always be aware of keeping yourself grounded and balance to not burn ou


Read more about cleansing here.