Autumn is a season in which the vata dynamics that insidiously settle in our environment with the cold and windy weather predominate.
Taking care of yourself in the fall is crucial to staying healthy during the winter. Autumn is a season in which the vata dynamics that insidiously settle in our environment with the cold and windy weather. In Ayurveda, dosha vata is characterized by the combination of air and space, in other words, the principle of constant movement. However, this resurgence of movement in our environment is not without effect on us.
How does it manifest? Well here are the symptoms:
Nervousness, anxiety, fear
Aversion to cold and wind
Light and split sleep
A tendency to think too much and worry
To rebalance an excess of vata,5 main principles:
Discipline yourself to eat, work, sleep at fixed times and organize a daily schedule of yoga exercises or a physical practice that will not exhaust us
Cover yourself to maintain body heat and avoid drafts. In terms of food, prefer cooked food to raw vegetables, use so-called warming spices as ginger, black pepper, cinnamon or cumin, do not drink cold drinks, but rather at room temperature or hot and finally Avoid bitter, astringent or pungent flavours and prefer sweet, sour or salty flavours
Avoid all sources of emotional stress,surround yourself with smells, music, images and people that inspire you softness and calming, eat calmly, sleep between 6 and 8 hours a night, do pranayama exercises, reduce on the exciting ( caffeine, nicotine, etc.).
Include good doses of vegetable oils or butter in your seasoningsand massage the whole body daily with oil.
5. Massages and Shirodhara
Practice Abyhanga self-massage regularly in sesame oil, or massage for a few hours as the morning chillapproaches.
If you don’t have enough time for self-massage, massage your legs mainly in the evening and morning when you wake up (especially for the unbalanced Vata) or make an appointment directly.