Here in Colorado, the snowy season officially arrived last week. Late fall to early winter is known in Ayurveda as Vata season.
There are 3 doshas, or mind-body types, in Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta, Kapha. They are comprised of the 5 elements found in nature: space, air, fire, water, and earth.
Vata is governed by the moving energy of space and air. It is like the wind that carries things from place to place and is never still.
Know anyone like this? That person who is energetic, light on their feet (that are always cold!) and moves quickly from room to room, from project to project, rarely sits still, and loves to talk. Or maybe it sounds like you?
Each season in nature also corresponds to a dosha. And here we are in Vata season, experiencing cold, dry, light, windy weather.
In people, too much Vata creates imbalances in the body and mind. It can look like:
Fatigue and exhaustion
Anxiety, spiraling thoughts
Struggling with routine
Dry skin or hair
Poor digestion, constipation
We are even more susceptible to these imbalances during fall and winter months, especially if your primary dosha is Vata (your unique mind-body type) and you live in a high altitude (my hand is raised here!).
But no matter where you live, you will likely want to make some simple and easy changes in the late fall and early winter of Vata season to avoid drain, overwhelm, and depleted well-being.
In the next few posts I’ll share some tips for you to stay balanced during this season.
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