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Be Mindful as the Ayurvedic Season Shifts

Written by on January 28, 2015 in Alternative Health Care with 0 Comments

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There are three seasons, according to Ayurveda, which revolve around the different harvests. They are:

  • Vata – fall/early winter
  • Kapha – late winter/early spring)
  • Pitta – late spring/summer

Here in the Northeast where I live, and in many other parts of the world, we are transitioning from Vata Season to Kapha Season.


Vata and Kapha have very different qualities. Vata is light, dry, mobile, cold while Kapha is heavy, wet, cold, stable. You can see that they only share the cold quality.

If we think about this and how we are comprised of the five elements (air, ether, fire, water, earth) we can only imagine how hard our organism must work to stay balanced when the seasons shift.

I often speak about how tenuous our health is during this transition. The more I learn about Ayurveda and consciously apply it in my daily life the more I experience how true this really is.

So, wherever you are in the world (my friends in the Southern Hemisphere are getting ready to transition from Pitta Season to Vata Season), this is a time to take special care to nurture yourself – in body and mind.

Pay attention to how your own body reacts to temperature, moisture, etc. and take care to dress accordingly and eat the proper seasonal foods for your constitution.

Pay attention to how your mind reacts to this shift, as well. People with more of the water/earth elements in their constitution might be feeling waves of depression or lethargy as Kapha season approaches. Keep the mind clear with meditation and other practices like pranayama, yoga, and qigong.

On the other hand, those of us with a lot of air/ether in our constitution may start to feel more centered and less anxious as we begin to leave Vata season behind.

Stay tuned for a complete article on Kapha Season in my February Newsletter. You can sign up here if you’re not already on the list. You’ll get some easy, free Ayurveda tips if you do!

And if you think a private consultation could help you with the transition, you can contact me here.

Much love,
Barbara

Barbara Sinclair is a visual artist and holistic health practitioner with a passion for Ayurveda, an ancient mind/body system of healing. Barbara was able to heal herself from years of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, by learning and implementing ancient holistic practices, including Ayurveda. She is now pain-free and joyfully shares these methods with her readers and clients. Barbara received her Ayurveda training from Wise Earth Ayurveda, the first school of Ayurveda teachings in the US. She is also a certified holistic health counselor (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and certified energy healer (Deborah King Center).You can contact Barbara HERE for an Ayurvedic consultation or energy healing session. To receive her monthly newsletters as well as weekly practical Ayurvedic tips click HERE.

Barbara’s Website: https://www.barbarasinclair.com

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