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Late Winter Is a Time for Rest and Rejuvenation

Written by on February 18, 2019 in Alternative Health Care, Health with 0 Comments
Late Winter Is a Time for Rest and Rejuvenation

Late winter is a time for rest and rejuvenation, according to Ayurveda. So even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, and an early spring is predicted here in the Northern Hemisphere, we still have a few weeks to take advantage of this seasonal downtime. Many of us living in colder climates are making the shift from Vata Season (fall/early winter) to Kapha Season (late winter/spring). You can feel the cold, dry, lightness of Vata shifting to the cold, damp, heaviness of Kapha. This is a very tenuous time for the body (and the mind, as well). #Ayurveda cautions us to give extra TLC to ourselves as we make the transition.

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Who Went and Put the Holidays Smack Dab in the Middle of Vata Season?

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Alternative Health Care, Health with 0 Comments
Who Went and Put the Holidays Smack Dab in the Middle of Vata Season?

Who went and put the holidays smack dab in the middle of Vata Season? Anxiety, disorganization and depletion are all signs of unbalanced Vata dosha, according to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old system of mind/body/spirit medicine. And fall/early winter is Vata Season, a time when anxiety is heightened and people with Vata in their constitution can become very depleted. Becoming familiar with our own constitution, as well as our family member’s, can help us all get through the holidays unscathed.

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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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A Time to Go Within

A Time to Go Within

We are leaving behind the warm bright light of summer and early fall and headed towards the dark cold days and nights of late autumn and winter. We needn’t be afraid of the dark for there is beauty in the dark, as well. If the seed didn’t rest in the dark cool earth, there would be no blooming flower to greet us in the spring.

Just like Mother Nature, we need to honor our own cycles and rhythms. I have learned to love (or at least appreciate!) the cold dark winter months which are approaching here in the Northeast. I know many of you shudder at this thought and are perhaps frantically making plans to get out of town. But I like to burrow in, read and write, deepen my sleep, and concentrate on nurturing myself – body, mind and spirit. This year I hope to do a silent retreat somewhere deep in Nature.

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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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