Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ayurvedic Wisdom for Fall /Autumn

With the coming of September, thoughts turn to the changing seasons and Fall. To keep our bodies healthy I wanted to bring this Ayurvedic wisdon to you!

Ayurveda Seasonal Information: Fall

Fall is cool, light, dry, and windy, just like Vata dosha. Vata types must, therefore, take extra care in keeping balanced this time of year. As the weather becomes colder in late Fall, it’s beneficial for all types to favor warmer food and drinks. Plenty of rest and relaxation are also advisable, since Fall is an active time in which all of nature prepares for the upcoming Winter.

General Guidelines for Fall:

Favor warm food and drinks. Include more heavy and oily foods in your diet.
Include warm oil massage in your morning routine.
Cover your head on windy days.
Avoid sleeping in cold drafts.
Avoid fasting.
Keep well-hydrated.

Fall Recipe: Vata Tea

1 TEASPOON fennel seeds
1 TEASPOON cumin seeds
1/2 TEASPOON coriander seeds
1/2 TEASPOON fresh grated ginger
SQUEEZE lemon juice

(TO TASTE) raw organic sugar, such as Sucanat)

Content on this page taken from the award-winning book: Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic Guidebook and Cookbook for Modern Living (Five Elements Press 2006). For more info on Ayurveda, please visit

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