A Seasonal and Doshic Guide to Sex

Jun 01, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Vagbhata was an ancient Ayurvedic scholar who penned Ashtanga Hridayam, a 2,500-year-old classic Ayurvedic text. Out of all the pearls of wisdom encompassed in this book, it also tells us how often one is advised sexual intercourse on the basis of their dominant dosha and the season.

Seasonal Guide

  • Winters are the most idyllic season to have abundant sex. It is during this weather that one’s strength and stamina is at its highest, and they can have as much sex as they wish without their ojas (immunity) suffering.
  • Summers and monsoons cause aggravations in your vata and pitta, causing your body to weaken and your stamina to decrease. Due to this, it is advised to perform intercourse no more than once in a fortnight or every two weeks.
  • Spring and autumn see moderate temperatures and it’s alright to have sex once every 3 days.

Doshic Guide

  • Vata dominants tend to have leaner physiques that are less muscular. They also have a soft and sensitive temperament. They are not advised to have intercourse often in order to preserve their ojas (immunity).
  • Kapha dominants can have intercourse as often as they like without fear of depleting their ojas as they are strong bodied.
  • Pitta dominants fall somewhere between vata and kapha. While, they are not as strong as kaphas, they aren’t as sensitive as vata either. They are advised to have sex within moderation.

It’s important to have sexual intercourse keeping the seasonal and doshic guide in mind. Ayurveda also advises the use of appropriate aphrodisiacs and giving your body appropriate rest afterwards to restore ojas. For more information on sex-related issues get in touch with a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.

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