This time of year can also leave us feeling tired, lethargic, even depressed. Guess what? That is TOTALLY NORMAL!
If you find yourself in a funk, being lazy and depression is on setting, here are three (3) Ayruvedic tips to help pull you out and getting you feeling light and airy again. We are moving into the Kapha time of year and since like increase like, we need to do some opposites to pull us out of this funk, try the tips below and let me know your experience. Share and tag the wonderful people in your life that may also benefit from these tips.
Eat light, airy, dry, crunchy (Kapha passifing) foods
- Bell Peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
- Dandelion Greens
- Leafy Greens
- Oats (dry)
- Rice (basmati, wild)
Legumes (Soak for at least 24 hours)
- Black Beans
- Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
- Mung Beans
- Almonds (soaked and peeled)
- Chia Seeds
- Popcorn (without salt or butter)
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
Try a warm quinoa salad with sauteed red peppers, broccoli and leeks, black beans or chick peas and Cayenne. For some extra flavor add mushroom bouillon cube in the water with the quinoa, and some braggs to taste.
Try granola, berries and almond milk chia seed pudding for breakfast.
Do something creative
Seriously you need time for play in your life! Get out the guitar that is collecting dust, take out your camera and go out with the intention to capture November beauty, go to the art store and get some supplies and have some fun, or just get out an old fashion colouring book and crayons if a blank state seems too much right now.
Go for a brisk walk
Is it windy outside? Even better! Get out and move around or maybe just dance in your living room. When was the last time you did that.