By Geeta Chopra
It’s Vata season!
If you read my previous articles, by now you should be able to identify your body type. Vata is air, kapha is water, and pita is fire.
After you have identified your type, let’s talk about what autumn means for you. If you are vata, you will feel extra dry the season. It is important for you to balance your dosha now more than ever.
What does this mean? You should ground yourself with warm liquids, extra healthy fats, such as omega-3‘s, ghee (clarified butter), and nut butters. If you do it correctly during autumn, you will be ready for the winter.
Vata is governed by air, and feels cold and dry. It is important for you to balance this dosha with as much as healthy fats and warm liquids as possible. You might find your skin dryer and hair falling out more during the season, but if you are prepared, you can be ahead of the wave instead of riding behind it! Your thoughts might be more varied, as the wind during the season. It is important to practice still meditation, and sitting in silence during autumn. Especially if you are governed by vata.
As far as other dosha’s, it is also important to remain balanced. We all have some vata in us. We all have elements of each dosha in our constitution. Fall, being a vata season, is a time when the body should warm itself up to prepare for the upcoming colder months. The stronger your foundation planted in autumn, the more robust and resilient he will be in winter!
A valuable suggestion is ginger. Include ginger in all of your stir-fry’s, curries, and even dice some up with your scrambled eggs! It taste amazing. Honey ginger and lemon tea is the best thing you can do for yourself, no matter what dosha you are during fall. Chop up some ginger, sauté it with water for seven minutes, then add lemon, and a tablespoon of honey. Try to drink it while it is still hot. It will go inside and remove all the excess mucus from your organs and filter your liver so it can function 100% cleaner in winter. Your liver will thank you for it. Remember, happy liver = happy life:)
A few more warming spices to include in your diet or cinnamon, turmeric, fenugreek, mustard seeds, and black pepper. Diced garlic and ginger should be a staple in all of your recipes. Where is indeed ancient wisdom behind this. Now is the time to get rid of your blender, no more smoothies! No more cold drinks, and eat less yogurt, unless it is diluted and whipped with water.
This is how we prevent disease, and live in balance with our body.
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