As summer fades to autumn, there is a different energy which comes to the fore…
Gone are the active and fiery Pitta days of summer and in its place is the dosha, Vata. In Ayurveda (yogic medicine) there are three doshas – and like the seasons, we all have a dominant dosha. The three doshas are Kapha, Vata and Pitta.
Vata is responsible for movement and relates to the wind – which means it can be changeable and unpredictable. This is the season when we need to feel safe, grounded and centered.
So our yoga practice and lifestyle needs to reflect this. In our diet we need to eat more hot soups and sip warm drinks (think ginger tea or hot water). Bake lots of root vegetables, cook with ghee to help counteract the dryness of vata, and take time for meditation and Yoga Nidra.
This term our yoga practice will reflect this need to embrace vata – feeling grounded yet still reaching out and stretching our limbs to keep our prana flowing freely.
So tune into nature and your body and come along to Yoga on the Plateau.