GOT STRESS, A RESTLNESS MIND, INSOMNIA?
Well, that kinda sucks the life force out of you now doesn't it?
Here's the good news, it can tooootally be the result of the season we're in. Yup.
HERE'S THE SEASON REASON
If you've been feeling all of the above plus you're frazzled, frenzied and unfocused (day dreaming of cider donuts - it's Fall, folks), learning a bit about Ayurveda can help.
We know from Ayurveda (the awesome sister science to yoga ) that its best to transition our self care routine along with the Season. Every wonder why you crave cold foods in the Summer vs. totally cozy, earthy foods in the Fall/Winter? (like this recipe here?)
If you're completely brand spankin new to Ayurveda, you can learn more here.
LET'S TALK ABOUT VATA (vah-ta)
::: Vata is one of three doshas (not donuts, though I must be craving them). The other two are Pitta and Kapha.
::: The doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) make you who you are, mind type, physical body type/frame/size, food likes/dislikes, etc. The doshas are made up of the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, space). The elements get mixed up (like a cocktail minus the vodka) and create the 3 doshas. Got it?
::: All three doshas are within us, however, in different amounts and blends. They can change based on the season in amounts. So, we can have an excess, deficiency or be in balance. Clearly we want balance.
GOT AIR? aka: VATA?
Did ya see that unicorn? Get it? (yogi jokes people)
Here's how to tell if you have an excess of the air element (aka Vata-ed outta your mind).
::: Feeling or being flighty/spacey
::: Unable to sit or be still
::: Feeling rushed, lifted off your feet, fidgety, unfocused
::: Dryness in the joints (snap, crackle, pop), skin, constipated?
::: You bounced out of bed, chugged coffee (ok me), then zipped around multi-tasking like a champ, but you never really focused, you have 30 tabs open on your laptop, while you're texting and speaking on the phone all while eating your chia seed pudding. Speaking of, my fav recipe here.
Sound familiar? Eeek, don't worry, I've got your back (literally).
Now, you Download my free "Fab Fall Cheat Sheet" for 10 tips to keep your health (and sanity) in check during Vata Season.