Fall is here and that means it’s Vata season. The weather is cooler, the wind is blowing, the air is dry and all natural life is going dormant for the coming winter. This is the time to adjust to new lifestyle practices to keep the system in balance, and disease at bay. Here’s our list of favorite lifestyle tips for fall.
Warm oil massage is a fantastic way to soothe the body and mind and keep Vata dosha in balance. Sesame oil is particularly good for pacifying Vata.
Squash is now in abundance in the marketplace and it’s perfect for pacifying Vata Dosha. Root vegetables also work well. Choose warm soups and stews, hot beverages, and hot cereals.
Limit or avoid foods that are dry, rough, coarse, cold and raw. Examples of these include dry snacks, salads, ice creams, granolas, and iced drinks. This is a great lifestyle tip for the fall season.
Vata dosha is provoked when one’s daily routine is irregular. Be sure to get plenty of rest and keep a regular routine. Adequate rest and following routine can help calm down an aggravated Vata.
Fall is a great time to receive Panchakarma, Ayurveda’s traditional cleanse.
Panchakarma can be done in a clinic with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, or it can be done at home, under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner. Panchakarma can help bring all doshas back into equilibrium.
Halt any imbalance in your body and return to good health with a Panchakarma cleanse. Your body will thank you!
If you have any more lifestyle tips for fall, let us know in the comment section below.
Consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before trying any of the remedies or treatments mentioned in this article.
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