Ayurveda is a study of yourself in relationship to your environments. Those environments may be external, like the weather, or your home office; or internal, like stress in response to a high-intensity time at work, grief at a recent loss or overwhelm as you move through your to-do list.
The ancient yogis recognized this and taught protocols we can adopt to help balance our organism through these changing conditions. Right now in the Northern hemisphere, we are transitioning into Fall, a time of year when the ether and air elements increase and their qualities of mobility, dry, rough and cold are more prominent. In Ayurveda we work with a simple principle of like increases like and opposites balance. To balance the qualities of fall, we can bring in their opposites: stillness, oiliness and warmth.
Here is a tip sheet to help you make some seasonal adjustments to bring about more ease and flow, which will surely support immunity during the fall transition.
When we understand the qualities that are out of balance within us, we can respond with their opposites to come back to center. Setting aside some time on a daily basis to connect to ourselves and what’s going on within us […]