Fall is here…time to REJUVENATE
Fall is here! I’m seeing pumpkins and mums at the farmers market and grocery stores. The rich colors of purples, reds, orange and yellows are a feast for the eyes. And here in Ohio, soon we’ll enjoy the vibrant colors of fall leaves as they turn orange – red – yellow.
With the onset of Fall, Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of self-care to rejuvenate. Fall is governed by Vata dosha, and the energetics of air and ether. These two elements have the qualities of being cold, light, dry, mobile, variable and rough. We can feel the increase of Vata dosha in our minds and bodies. We may have dry skin, feel a bit stretched and sometimes overwhelmed, or get out of our routine easily then feel ungrounded.
We can balance Vata dosha with self-care practices which have the opposite qualities of Vata dosha; qualities that are warm, moist, grounding, stable and smooth.
What is self-care?
An activity that we do intentionally in order to take care of
our physical, emotional and mental health. Activities that
refuel us instead of depleting us.
Three Self-Care Activities to Balance Vata Dosha
Create a daily routine
*Routines balance the variable quality of vata dosha, supporting your nervous system, allowing you to be calm and less reactive.
*Support your digestion by eating your meals at the same time of the day.
*Wake up and sleep at the same time daily.
Eat foods that are warm, moist and unctuous
*Cooked foods that are warm, moist and unctuous balance the dry and cold, qualities of vata dosha.
Meditate and rest daily
*Taking time to meditate and rest helps to balance the mobile and rough qualities of vata dosha.
*Meditation and stillness supports overall health by creating a calm nervous system, supporting your digestion, and immune system.
Are you feeling a little burnt out, fatigued, overwhelmed or just out of balance?
Join me for the Ayurvedic Fall Detox October 16 – 22, 2021. Kick off begins Saturday October 16, 10am via Zoom.
The practice of cleansing is considered an essential part of an Ayurvedic healthy lifestyle. It’s a gentle and nourishing cleanse, working to support your body. Gentle detoxifying and rejuvenating foods, such as Kitchari, are used in the Ayurvedic cleanse so that you don’t feel deprived or depleted. As we transition from summer to fall, this is a perfect time for a gentle detox to prepare for the upcoming winter months.
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