Staying Healthy In the Fall Season
Seasons affect us and how we support our bodies during these transitions can make a big diffference in our health year round. According to traditional healing systems such as Ayurveda, the sister science of Kundalini Yoga, when you are in tune with both nature’s intelligence and your own body’s needs, you will naturally crave balancing foods and activities when the seasons change.
As we leave summer behind and enter the beginning of autumn, there’s a shift in the basic elements from: light, hot, oily and expansive to: cool, dry, rough and erratic.
Many of us experience these seasonal qualities in our bodies. I know I feel more dynamic, social and energetic in the summer season, love being near the the water, and can’t get enough salads.
Just this past week though, I’ve noticed that I’m craving heartier, warming foods (soups and stews), cozy clothing (sweaters and boots) and more grounding activities (more sleep, curling up with a good book and a cup of tea).
We can all benefit by more consciously observing our internal and external environment and taking specific measures to offset the potential for seasonally-induced imbalances (aka cold and flu season).
Health is when our bodies are able to achieve a state of equilibrium with ease. By applying the Ayurvedic principle that opposites balance the system, you can have the best possible start for the fall season by cultivating lifestyle habits that bring warmth, deep nourishment, simplicity, stability and groundedness.
Here are my Top 5 Tips For a Healthy Fall Season:
1) Eat More Soups, Cooked Root Vegetable, Healthy Fats
2) Wake Up Early and Engage In a Daily Mindful Practice
3) Drink More Warming Herbal Teas Like Ginger and Chai
4) Build More Time at Home For Rest and Relaxation
5) Moisturize Your Body With Heavier Natural Oils