How to Stay Warm in Winter Naturally?

By codingstreets December 15, 2023

As the temperature dips, it is always wise to know some of the best ways to stay warm in winter naturally. From yoga and breathing exercises to the right foods and drinks for winter, there's a lot you can do to protect yourself from the cold.

Surya Namaskar is a great practice to generate heat in the body since the sequence of poses is designed in a way that it generates heat called agni sara.

1. Yoga

Similarly, Utkatasana which is the chair pose, is a lower body strength asana but because it engages the lower body it generates a lot of warmth.

Along with asanas, Pranayama and breathwork when practised consistently, also help in raising the internal heat.

2. Breathing  exercises

Along with Surya Bhedana, which helps kindle the inner fire, the bhastrika Pranayama aids in boosting the body's circulation and temperature.

Along with asanas, Pranayama and breathwork when practised consistently, also help in raising the internal heat.

3. Mudras

Eat warm foods for winter throughout the day and consume a lot of soups, herbal teas and stews. Consume food items that include a lot of spices in every meal.

4. Nutrition

Spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric which are known to improve the body's warmth and increase immunity.

When it comes to winter wellness, hydration is key. In winter, we tend to not get very thirsty and a lot of people forget to drink water. This, in turn, gets you dehydrated.

5. Hydration

So, make sure that you're staying hydrated. You may have warm beverages such as herbal or infused teas to support that overall warmth.

Layering is the best when it comes to anything with clothing. Make sure you wear warm clothes. Make sure you're covering your throat and your upper chest and your respiratory system to avoid unnecessary exposure to cold and flu.

6. Layer up

Take warm baths (lukewarm water if you want to save your skin). Use bath salts if you can, which help to really relax the muscles. This may raise your body temperature.

7. Bathe with lukewarm water

Physical activity is key and hence even maintaining a regular regime with basic brisk walks can be quite helpful.

8. Stay active

Natural sunlight can provide internal body warmth in winter. A great source of vitamin D, it also helps to elevate the mood, and balances the hormones along with your yoga practice.

9. Sunlight  exposure