DEPARTMENT OF SWASTHAVRITTA AND YOGA
Preventive & Social Medicine and Yoga

Seasonal Regimen
The year is divided into six seasons. To maintain the equilibrium of tissue elements in these seasons suitable regimen has been mentioned. Proper observance of this seasonal regimen enhances the strength and luster of an individual.
Regimen for Hemanta (Early Winter -Mid November to Mid January)
Do's

  • Milk and milk products, products prepared from jaggery, honey
  • Sweet, sour, salty and unctuous foods
  • Meat and meat juice
  • Body and head massage, use of warm cloths and room
  • Exercise

Don'ts

  • Light and cold food items
  • Skipping meal, intake of gruel
  • Pungent, bitter, astringent foods
  • Exposure to cold

Regimen for Shishira (Late Winter - Mid January to Mid March.)
Similar to early winter
Regimen for Vasanta (Spring -Mid March to Mid May)

Do's

  • Wheat, barley, light foods
  • Exercise
  • Purification by Vamana (Emesis)

Don'ts

  • Heavy, unctuous, sweat and sour foods
  • Day sleep

Regimen for Grishma (Summer -Mid May to Mid July)
Do's

  • Cold, liquid, unctuous & sweet foods
  • Day sleep

Don'ts

  • Sour, salty, pungent & hot foods
  • Exercise

Regimen for Varsha (Rainy season -Mid July to Mid Sep.)
Do's

  • Sweet, sour, salty, unctuous diet
  • Milk, meat soup & Vata alleviating diet
  • Boiled & cooled water
  • Snehana, Svedana, Asthapana Vasti, Anuvasana Vasti

Don'ts

  • Dry & cold water, curd
  • Exercise
  • Day sleep
  • River water, frost & sun bath

Regimen for Autumn (Sharad)
Do's

  • Light, cold, sweet & bitter foods
  • Ghee medicated with bitter products
  • Purgation (Virechana), Blood letting(Rakta mokshana)

Don'ts

  • Curd, fats & oils
  • Day sleep
  • Exercise

Note-
During Ritusandhi period (14 days) the regimen of the preceding season should be discontinued and that of succeeding season should be adopted gradually.