Autumns arrival may have brought with it physical and mental changes in how you feel. If you have developed a cold, if your body aches or your mind feels scattered, discontented or anxious, or there is lack of focus, how can you bring yourself back to a state of clear mindedness, a relaxed body and healthy immune system?
We are part of nature and change with it regardless of how connected or disconnected you feel from it. Our state of being is in constant flux so to maintain health and wellbeing, we must be in tune with the flux and adapt and rebalance.
Ayurveda is Yoga’s sister science. It is a teaching rich with the science of life and shows us how to flow with the rhythms of nature.
Autumn is a season that aggravates the airy element within us and around us. In Sanskrit, the beautiful spiritual language of India, the airy element is called Vata. Vata has positive qualities when in balance and negative qualities when out of balance.
Yoga and Ayurveda are deeply connected. Working with the right postures – releasing tension through the joints, Asanas that bring the airy element back to Earth, and restorative poses – settle Vata from a strong and destructive wind into a soothing gentle breeze.
To maintain balance this Autumn: