Now it’s time to be in awe—to create harmony with spring through acts of mindfulness and devotion. All we have to do is look around to be inspired at this time of year; renewal and transformation are literally welling up from the ground. The natural world is going through a rebirth.
Spring is kapha season. Kapha is a combination of liquid and earthy Soma (Lunar energy). Kapha is heavy, dense, static, cold, cloudy, oily, soft and gross. It provides lubrication for joints as well as mucus to protect the sensitive tissues of the sinuses, lungs and stomach. When Kapha is balanced, you feel strong and stable. When it is imbalanced, you feel sleepy and mentally dull or depressed. It may cause excess phlegm in the sinuses or lungs, water retention, weight gain or heaviness in the limbs. To balance Kapha, our diet and lifestyle should have the opposing qualities of Kapha, which are light, mobile, hot, clear, hard, rough, dry and subtle. Sweet, sour and salty tastes aggravate Kapha, so they should be limited. Pungent, bitter and astringent tastes balance Kapha and should be favored.
Yoga practices like bhastrika and sun salutations should be practiced.