It's time to fortify our lungs and respiratory tracts. Our lungs are the seat of kapha, and especially right now as we go through the pandemic, it's super important to strengthen them.
As spring approaches and the weather gets warmer, kapha will naturally start to melt in our systems. This leaves us susceptible to lung-stuff. So, how do we fortify and strengthen our respiratory system to maintain optimal health?
Kapha has qualities of cold, clammy, dense, gross, sticky, and slimy. Rule number one in Ayurveda is treat qualities with their opposites. So, in this case hot, light, subtle, smooth, clear qualities will all help balance out the kapha. So, in a more tangible example--think of kapha as the snot and mucous that you are blowing out of your nose. We want to help clear that gunk away.
Here are some easy and practical ways we can do this!
This post is in no way saying that kapha is a bad thing. We all need it to ensure we are staying grounded and stable in crazy times. But, too much of anything can cause imbalances to naturally happen in the body. And more than anything right now, it's important to strengthen the lungs and the energies responsible for moving oxygen or prana around our body to ensure optimal health.
Think hot. Think movement. Think light.
Wishing you all well-being!