Bless all that deserves to be blessed, because it will finally be in the 80s this week in New Mexico! I couldn't be more thrilled. This Southern girl has been WAITING for this warm weather to be her best self. There is nothing I love more than feeling free in my chacos and wearing tshirts without having to have a sweatshirt or jacket of some sort. I really am meant to be in the warmth--all. the. time.
With the change in weather, I know that I need to adjust my diet as well to prepare my body for the hotter days.
The beauty of Ayurveda lies in its constant fluidity. As the seasons change, we can tap into our self-intelligence and listen to what our body is needing and saying to us. For the most part, it will be guiding us to align more with Mother Nature and her rhythms and patterns.
Basic understanding tells us that as it gets warmer outside, our bodies will become influenced by that heat and naturally rise in temperature. This is what Ayurveda is...living in harmony with our environment. As our environment changes, we also need to make necessary changes in our diet and lifestyle to ensure that we flow with with the river as well.
With warmer weather, our agni actually starts to get a little less robust. Think of it this way, naturally, the winter months required us to storehouse our food because supplies were limited. Our agni had to handle larger and heavier amounts of food to protect our bodies (think like back in the day y'all). Our bodies still operate from these instinctual tendencies. What this means for us is that as we get closer and closer to summer, our bodies can't handle large amounts of food. So gorging may not be in our best interest.
There are also ways for us to incorporate different spices to help our bodies adjust naturally. Here are some easy and helpful ways we can ease into spring with the help of Ayurveda.
As always, much love to all of you!