The Fall season is called Vata season in Ayurveda.
Ayurveda deals with the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and space (ether). The elements all have their own qualities.
Vata dosha (a body constitution) is primarily air and space so that means as we move into Vata season, the predominate qualities are air and space.
Lots of wind blowing on our face can dry out the skin. Lots of air in the mind means too many thoughts - think cold, windy, dry Fall days.
So we want to bring in opposite qualities - opposite qualities balance - think grounding and warmth. These 2 qualities can help balance Vata dosha. This is why this time of year I talk a lot about bringing awareness to the feet on the earth in the classes I teach to sense the grounding support underneath us. And also to bring our awareness literally out of the mind at the top of the body, down to the feet.
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