Fall = Vata season

 

ayurveda teaches that while we’re now entering Vata season,
some of us may be feeling a bit scattered, uneasy/anxious,
quick tempered and dehydrated.  This is the time of year we
need to ensure we are nourishing our bodies with warm, sweet,
grounding foods.  think beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin,
squashes and cooked oats. 
I think it is fascinating that many of the Vata balancing foods are
currently in season, nature knows what we need and is in ready 
supply. 
pumpkin curry or butternut squash soup? hmmm.       

spotted on a passing car

‘Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.’

mmmm

feeling anxious, scattered and stressed? need clarity or help falling asleep? or maybe some kinda boost? whether you’re looking to calm and relax or energize and entice there are scents that can do just that. lavender, and chamomile will relax your mind, camphor will clear your mind and mint and geranium will increase energy and give your libido a boost, respectively. even without massage, simply by incorporating the scent you can feel the effects. massage is a topic for another time.

snack anyone?

a glimpse at what I’m having today. it is unusual that I don’t have some sort of protein as well but you grab what you’ve got, right? still, with this you’re getting vitamin C, flavonoids, B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium to name a few, not to mention fiber and natural sugars giving you that nice afternoon pick-me-up. also, I learned recently that ayurveda believes that eating a banana/day on a somewhat regular basis can serve to naturally maintain the serotonin levels in the body. who knew?!

wear nothing

so i’ve learned that with all the hype on keeping skin soft, moisturized, hydrated,
  clean, clear, and gorgeous we’ve actually forgotten to give it time to breath.
i learned that clean skin should have ample time (1-2 hrs) sans cream, 
lotion, makeup, etc every day.  apparently we’re drowning and suffocating our 
skin to some degree by not allowing it to have access to the natural elements. read more