Tag: Change of Seasons

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Ayurveda and Flip-Flopping Weather

Written by on November 4, 2015 in Alternative Health Care, Health, Prevention with 2 Comments
Ayurveda and Flip-Flopping Weather

Ayurveda has a lot to say about staying healthy during seasonal transitions – especially when the weather is constantly flip-flopping. Being mindful of the elements (air, ether, fire, water and earth) can help us maintain balance like the rest of Nature.

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What Does Cold, Windy Weather Have to Do With Anxiety? It’s Vata Season!

What Does Cold, Windy Weather Have to Do With Anxiety? It’s Vata Season!

Do you ever feel an abundance of anxiety and fear when fall rolls around? Wonder why? According to Ayurveda, the cold, windy weather of autumn and early winter is Vata Season, a time when anxiety and fear can easily take hold. Learn some simple ways to avoid letting this happen and instead make it a time for creativity and deep reflection.

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Pitta Season: How to Keep Your Cool

Pitta Season: How to Keep Your Cool

Knowing some basics about Pitta dosha can help us stay healthy (and cool) during the hot summer months.

Ayurveda’s seasonal calendar revolves around the three doshas–Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The doshas are forces or energies comprised of the five elements–space (ether), air, fire, water and earth that make up our human physiology. The same elements that are in nature are within us, as well.

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The Arrival of Vata Season (Anxiety Alert!)

The Arrival of Vata Season (Anxiety Alert!)

As we begin this transition from Pitta Season to Vata Season, it’s important to note something that Ayurveda teaches.

“The Ayurvedic texts say that a disease can take root in the body only during the junctions between the seasons, when all nature is in flux. Because of the upheaval dominating these junctions, the body’s natural immunity becomes virtually defenseless against impending disease.” -Maya Tiwari

I have experienced this firsthand, many times, and am learning just how true this cautionary statement is. The most important lesson I have learned is to deeply nurture the Vata part of me.

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