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Living well this Winter



This is the dry, cold time of the year which affects everyone to a greater or lesser degree depending on how much Vata is in your constitution. Vata is comprised of Air and Space. If you are Vata predominant or have a lot of Vata imbalance, you are going to be more sensitive to Vata Season. (If you are curious about your Dosha, take this

Now that we are getting ready to enter Winter, I hope you are getting cozy, eating more warm foods, drinking hot tea, and going to bed earlier. Why is this important? We need to change HOW we are living each season in order to support optimal health and happiness.


Living in alignment with the seasons is truly the basis for good health and well being. Read the following for an overview of the Autumn/ Early Winter seasonal wisdom and use this Doshic Clock to support your learning.


Vata Season (Fall and Early Winter)

This is the dry, cold time of the year which affects everyone to a greater or lesser degree depending on how much Vata is in your constitution. Vata is comprised of Air and Space. If you are Vata predominant or have a lot of Vata imbalance, you are going to be more sensitive to Vata Season. (If you are curious about your Dosha, take this Quiz).


Vata can show up as dryness issues in the body like dry skin, constipation, or dry eyes. It can also show up in the mind and emotions as anxiety, overwhelm, feeling heightened sensitivity, or being scattered with projects and mental tasks.


Balance Vata with warmth, heaviness, and moisture. Eat cooked foods that are in season like winter squash, root vegetables, grains, animal protein (if you eat it), and greens. Avoid raw veggies and cold food or drinks. Drink hot, warming teas like Tulsi, ginger, and cardamom throughout the day. Keep your body wrapped well in warm clothes, focus on one task at a time, go to bed earlier, sleep with more blankets on top of you for weight (or used a weighted blanket), and massage your body regularly with warm sesame oil.


These suggestions are simply a way to start aligning with staying healthy this Winter. Doing so will not only support you in feeling more happy and at ease, butt seasonal living will also boost your immune system. Hooray!

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