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As the warmth of the sun slowly melts away the icy, cold frost of winter, the plants begin to grow their green leaves and the flowers bud on the trees. The spring rains bring dampness to the earth, the sun brings warmth. The weather fluctuates between warm, bright sunshine and sweet, rainy, windy breezes. The bugs and the creatures of the earth give birth to their young, and nature becomes full of life again.
According to the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, the season of spring is governed by kapha dosha (earth + water).
Spring is a time of birth, growth, renewal, cleansing, and nourishing.
Kapha qualities are heavy, cold, moist, stable, sweet, soft, sticky, dull, and smooth. A mother can use these qualities of spring to naturally enhance her sacred postpartum window.
There is a concept in Ayurveda that teaches like increases like and opposites balance. Therefore, during springtime a postpartum mother can use the seasonal qualities of kapha to balance her disturbed vata with the natural qualities of grounding and hydration spring surrounds her with.
In this beautiful Springtime Postpartum Guide, you will receive gentle wisdom and accessible steps for nurturing self-care in accordance with the season of Spring.
- An introduction to the influence of Spring through an Ayurvedic perspective
- Tapping into the cleansing energy of Spring to support your nesting process
- Deepening your connection to the Mother Principle of flexibility
- 4 simple, beautiful daily self-care practices
- 6 supportive spices to add to your sacred window fare
- 2 delicious herbal teas
- A peek into deeper herbal support
Compiled & designed by
AyurDoula, Blog Contributor
Krsna Jivani is a CSWS Alum and new mother. She grew up learning and practicing the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, and has studied herbalism since 2016. After following the Ayurvedic regimen during her own sacred window, she is looking forward to sharing these deeply healing teachings with new mothers through her AyurDoula practice.