BREEZE THROUGH SEASONAL CHANGE WITH THE HELP OF AYURVEDA
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WHAT DOES VATA SEASON MEAN FOR YOU?
In the Ayurvedic calendar, the year is divided into three seasons, each one embodying the characteristics of the three dosha types – vata, pitta and kapha. As we draw into vata season (windy, dry, light, colder, autumnal), we’ve checked in with our Ayurveda specialist, Sunita Passi, for her advice on how all dosha types can be prepared for imbalances arising from the changing rhythms of nature.
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5 minutes with Sunita
Ayurveda practitioner & teacher
Q: What should the different dosha types expect from the change of season?
A: Those with a vata constitution are sensitive to changes in the air and risk losing their stability during the windy autumn months. It’s a good season for the pitta dosha though, helping to balance typically hot and fiery types. Kapha types are naturally cool and damp, so the dry air can help a kapha be less congested.
Q: What lifestyle elements should we be thinking about?
A: Establish a steady routine. Get to bed by 10pm and rise early to take advantage of the light. Massage your skin in the morning with warm sesame oil to ease stiff muscles and ground the nervous system. Stay warm inside and out, wear reds, oranges, yellows and whites, and reduce exposure to loud noise.
Q: What about exercise?
A: Even if it’s cold, you still need to get outside, walk, breathe fresh air and be in nature. Do slow, gentle, strengthening forms of exercise such as walking, swimming, biking, yoga or tai chi. Breathe through your nose and ensure adequate time for your tissues to relax and rejuvenate afterwards.
Q: Final thought?
A: If it’s hard to wake up in the dark, try a mug of warm water with lemon or a spritz of rose water on your face – both natural ways to wake up the senses during vata season.