Ayurveda and Wellness in Autumn
Updated: Jan 18, 2021
The colors, the weather and it’s my birthday season!
The leaves on the trees turn bright orange, yellow, and red, as if they were living flames on each branch. These leaves are lighter in nature, only slightly moist, intense, hot, sharp, and focused on their goal of transformation.
Ayurveda and Healing for Vata Season
Ayurveda maintains that all life must be supported by energy in balance.
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.”
Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.”
Knowledge of Ayurveda enables us to understand how to create a balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.
Getting to know and appreciate your dosha is key to knowing yourself!
They provide clues for what you should eat and what things you should address when your energy gets out of whack. The more you know about what may cause certain reactions or tendencies, the easier it will be to balance them.
The Doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—govern not only our own constitution, but everything else in the cosmos, as well.
Instead of Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, the year breaks into
Vata Season, late Fall into early Winter,
Kapha Season, from the coldest part of Winter into Spring
Pitta Season, the hottest, longest days of the year—from late Spring into early Fall.
Elements: Air and Ether (Space)
Elements: Fire and Water
Elements: Water and Earth
Let’s focus on ~
Vata Season Late Fall into Early Winter happening now!
The weather gets cold, winds blow, and the earth becomes dry, hard, rough—maybe even a bit icy. Vata is the queen of change, so you’ll need to watch out for dry skin, irregular digestion, and the frenetic, unpredictable energy of the “holi-daze,” which can easily leave you depleted, overwhelmed, and distracted by all the excitement.
Here’s how to recognize:
When in Balance vs When Out of Balance
Energetic, creative, adaptable, shows initiative, strong communicator
Out of Balance
Overactive mind, anxiety, overwhelmed, insomnia, for digestion, constipation
And now a few tips from each sense to achieve balance
Taste - Warm cooked moist foods
Smell - Damp and warm smells
Touch - Dress warm
Sound - Listen to mellow music
Sight - Green and yellow
Meditation - Mantra meditation
Yoga - Restorative yoga
Balancing Vata Affirmation:
I am happy and at peace with myself!
I have a fun quiz to take if you’re curious about your dosha type.
Message me and I’ll email it to you today!
Nature always gives us clues as what we should be eating. Look in your produce section for what’s abundant and “in season” The fruits and vegetables that are available will have the necessary vitamins, minerals and antioxidents to fight off the germs and allergens present during that time as well.
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*Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.