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Ayurvedic Tips for Fall: Cultivating Warmth, Nourishment, and Groundedness

As we enter the Vata season, it's essential to stay warm, relaxed, and collected. Just as nature undergoes cycles of growth, harvest, death, and rebirth, we must also embrace the changes that come with this time of year. Here are some valuable self-care rituals and strategies that can help you navigate fall more gracefully:

Stay warm

  • Keep yourself warm with comfortable and cozy clothes, and ensure that your feet never get cold.

  • Use warm colors like reds, fuchsia, yellows, oranges, and whites. Indulge in warm cinnamon, fennel, or ginger tea.

  • Consume freshly prepared, well-cooked, warm food.

Deep nourishment:

  • Slower pace or stillness to achieve deep relaxation

  • Meditation to maintain mental balance

  • A nutritive, strengthening diet with mostly sweet, sour, and salty tastes is needed at this time.

  • Cook with warm spices like coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger.

Groundedness:

  • Connection with the ground, promoting a sense of stability

  • Try to wake up, eat, and go to bed at the same time every day.

  • Avoid overworking and multitasking.

  • Invest your time in soothing practices such as knitting, gardening, painting, coloring mandalas, or cooking.


photo of forest with sunshine beaming through autumn leaves
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