Ayurveda in Autumn

Ayurveda is yoga’s sister science and the word can be translated as the science of life. Read this post to learn the basics or click here to read about the three doshas/energies of the world. We all have a certain disposition towards one dosha, but each season holds a specific energy as well. Since fall just started we’re now in the season of vata.

Autumn is the season of change. The wind blows, leaves fall, children go back to school, days get shorter and we get to trade in sun dresses for sweaters. Ayurveda tells us that we need to balance out of all of this movement by making simple switches that make sense. For example, trading a cold smoothie for a warm bowl of oatmeal at breakfast. Click here for five simple ayurveda tips for autumn. According to this article, vata is pacified by heat. This means that it can be beneficial to hold yoga poses a little longer than normal to generate internal heat. It makes sense to slow things down and move with fluidity to counteract all the hectic-ness around us.

Will you make any changes to accommodate for fall?

I plan to start making my favorite quinoa breakfast bowl again.

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