By Angela Glaz
500 Hour E-RYT and Founder of Eka Yoga
As you feel and watch the weather cool down, the wind pick up, and leaves begin to dry and fall to the streets, you may notice that your body is doing similar things. Your body temperature might be a bit lower, your mind scattered, and your skin dry.
These are all Vata imbalances and even if your body type is not Vata dominant, you can can still experience Vata imbalances.
Your body is more connected to the seasons than often accredited for. A change in season can be challenging if you don't know how to properly balance those imbalances that come along with it. Below, I've listed a quick guide to keep you grounded and balanced as you and your body transition into Fall.
Participate in activities that are heat cultivating, strong, and grounding. In addition, activities that are going to keep you focused and help you build stability and balance are key. If yoga is your go to activity, add twists. Twists are a great way to release any excess air that is being stored in the belly, aka bloating.
Eat foods that are heavy, grounding, and cooked in oil. Root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and beets will be particularly Vata pacifying.
Day to Day
Make a routine for yourself. The Vata dosha is known as the mover, which is something we need, but when imbalanced can cause us to easily jump from one activity to the other or one thought to the other. Having a consistent schedule or a routine helps ensure you stay on track.