After the scorching summer comes the much-awaited monsoon with its cools breeze and waft smell. Even when the monsoon brings in a cool head with it, it creates a Vata-Pitta imbalance. This imbalance might lead to toxin accumulation and weakened digestion. And Ayurveda suggests monsoon as the best time to undergo Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies and detoxification rituals.
What can be done?
It is vital to create a balance between the Doshas to keep off from ailments. Some Ayurvedic rituals that can help rejuvenate the body, skin, and hair are as follows.
Balancing of Vata
As mentioned earlier, Vata gets imbalanced during the monsoons leading to dehydrated, dull skin. Ayurveda suggests Abhyanga (oiling and massaging the skin) as a better option to address it. Abhyanga facilitates the removal of toxins, provides relaxation along with a healthy glow to the skin. Abhyanga can be performed with Shesha Ayurveda’s Extra Virgin coconut oil, or Eladi Skin Hydrating Thailam, or Nalpamaradi Thailam. These are one of their kind, prepared as per Ayurvedic texts. Apply onto your body and massage well before bath.
Udwarthanam is the highly recommended practice in Ayurveda for skin detoxification. This involves massaging the body with scrubs. It can be practiced all through the year but is highly useful during the monsoons. Udwarthanam or exfoliation unclogs the pores and evens out the complexion. Shesha Ayurveda’s line of products like Kasturi Nalpamaradi Skin Brightening & De-tanning Body Ubtan, Kumkumadi Suvarna Ubtan helps cleanse the skin, smoothens the skin, and evens the complexion.
Not only does the skin and body are affected by the downpours, but the monsoon also leaves the hair, sticky and frizzy. Ayurveda has a solution for this too and suggests Shirolepa for pampering your hair during the monsoons. Shirolepa is the application of fine powder of herbs as a paste to the scalp to take care of your hair. Shirolepa helps in hair growth, controls frizz, and provides the required moisturization for the hair. Shesha Ayurveda’s Kesh Samraksha is a 100% natural hair wash powder that can address all the hair concerns of the monsoon. It provides strength and shine to the hair.
Monsoon is the best period for detoxifying and following these Ayurvedic rituals one can stay sound.