The Ayurvedic science of living recognizes that the change of seasons affects the health of all living beings. Certain changes in diet, behaviour and medicines are prescribed as a “seasonal ayurvedic routine” or the spring cleaning the doshas to counter the bad effects of the season and capitalize on the good effects so we stay healthy. As winter dissipates we move from a period of cold that tends to make us accumulate mucous, and like dormancy in plants, takes energy and strength away from us creating a form of dormancy (a drying of juices). Spring starts the cycle of release where increasing heat and moisture thaws the accumulation of mucous and excess dosha beginning new growth and development (a renewal of juice). As the seasons change, the doshas also change and affect the human body and mind. If the diet, mode of living and routines are not changed the constitution can go out of balance and disease is certain to occur. Spring often aggravates allergies, hay fever and may produce spring colds. Read on to understand how to balance your constitution to stay healthy with a spring cleaning the dosha routine.