- Warm dairy
- Routine and Rhythm
- Rest when you can around 2-4 pm
- Warm bone broths
- Spices like cinnamon, ginger, clove
- Foods like avocado, coconut oil, nuts, sesame oil, cooked veggies (especially root veggies and greens)
- Abhyanga: daily self massage with oil
Abhyanga is super easy. Choose a vata balancing oil like avocado, almond or sesame (I prefer sesame in the winter). Make sure they’re organic high quality oils. And give yourself a fully body rub down daily. Especially in a downward direction. Morning and evening is best. Take those few moments to breath, be quiet and go inward. It doesn’t take a lot of time and really does help! My favorite way to have the warm oil is to fill up the sink a little with hot water and stick the glass bottle of oil in it while I’m in the shower or bath and then it’s all warm and ready to go when I get out!