The liveliness and energy of summer is diminishing, and the cooler days are upon us. The crispness of the Fall/Autumn season is all around before it transitions to winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
Ayurveda describes Fall as the season of Vata – the dosha of air element. As the intensity of Pitta heat from summer dwindles, it is time for us to recognize the qualities that Fall brings – dry, erratic, cool and light. These qualities of Vata not only manifest in our surroundings, but also influence our bodies. Ayurveda reminds us that Fall is a great time to detox and balance with the right combination of diet, activities, and self-care.
Increase warm, stimulating and nourishing foods in the daily diet. Minimize cooling and drying food that can aggravate Vata. Introducing Herbal tea to the routine is very beneficial for cleansing and detoxification.
Activities that promote grounding and balance over strenuous physical exercise are suggested. Yoga, especially Sun salutations can be stimulating, short hikes in open nature and moments of silence are all very helpful.
Balance the increasing Vata by taking care of your skin with deep hydrating and nourishing ingredients.
- Start with a gentle cleanse with the refreshing Gentle Gel Cleanser with natural astringent benefits
- Use a day cream infused with the healing benefits of Neem
- Fall is a great time for a body massage with the Neem and Triphala Body Oil
- A super rich and deep penetrating Omega3 and Amalaki Night Cream completes the regimen
Embrace the season with a positive attitude and good health.