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Five Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall

By on September 22, 2017
ayurvedic tips for staying healthy this fall

Whether it’s a gust of crisp air or the sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet, it’s clear that fall has begun. And, as those who embrace the Ayurvedic way of life know, a new season brings a new set of practices to mesh your inner environment with the world at large.

Now it’s time to shift gears and follow the environment’s lead; if you pay close enough attention, it’s easy to see how to live a balanced life that’s in tune with this new season.

The key to remaining healthy, particularly during times of shifting seasons, is to ensure that you are physically and spiritually in harmony with the world around you. Follow these five tips to navigate the changing seasons and keep yourself healthy and balanced this fall.

1. Watch What You Eat

Summer is the time to feast on fresh fruits and vegetables, because this is the time that the earth can grow these plants sustainably. When fall rears its pumpkin-spiced head, though, it’s time to put down your salad fork and stop sipping your green smoothie.

Fall weather roars in with windiness and dryness, which means that you have to select foods that balance out these sensations. You’ll find yourself reaching for old, home-cooked favorites: foods that are warm and soothing, such as soups and casseroles built from fresh ingredients. To that end, you can seek out produce that thrives during this time of year, such as sweet potatoes, squash, and, of course, pumpkin. Be especially sure that your produce is organic; you don’t want to get bogged down by pesticides and toxins this time of year. It’s also wise to replace your cold water bottle with cups of warm water to keep you even cozier between meals.

2. Don’t Smell the Roses

The sweet smells of summer should blow away with the leaves this fall. Replace your old candles, aromatherapy oils, and other scented products with ones that waft a warmer aroma. Cinnamon, vanilla, frankincense, and basil, among other scents, will fill you with the warmth and light sweetness that will otherwise be stripped by cold weather and windiness.

3. Exercise With Care

A high-energy, sweat-filled workout session just won’t gel with fall weather. With the chill and dryness around you, do something that will create internal heat without being too jarring — think yoga in a warm room, for example. The key is to find something that incorporates fluid movements and leaves you feeling grounded post-workout.

4. Be Your Own Masseuse

Weather that’s cold and dry can leave your skin feeling itchy and flaky. Make it feel supple and smooth again with regular essential-oil massages; these skin-improving sessions can also make you feel more relaxed and nourish your muscles. Further enhance your at-home massage regimen by choosing essential oils that boast a fall-friendly scent as described above.

5. Color Yourself in Fall

Finally, the last way to balance your body and mind this fall is to dress with the season. Counteract fall’s coolness by enveloping yourself in warm shades of yellow, red, and orange. Take your cue from the trees around you and blend in with the hues of your environment.

About Kate Wilson

Ahlan wa sahlan! My name is Kate Wilson and I’m something of a digital wordsmith. I love writing on anything and everything, and here you’ll find just that. With JetFeeds I indulge myself and write across my wide range of interests.

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