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What Happens When Fall Comes? As the air begins to cool and the wind picks up, there is no denying that the days are getting shorter and fall is well on its way.
The qualities of cool, dry, mobile and rough are starting to creep in to the world all around us. Autumn is the season governed by the energy of Vata dosha. As summer stretches into its last days, it is a good idea to prepare for the transition to fall. Read more »
In the beginning of the summer, most of us feel pretty great. It may seem strange to even think about “summer health.”
As we slip into the heat and long days of the summer, the influence of the sun on our bodies and nature around us becomes more and more obvious. Summer solstice (June 21) marks the center of the half of the year that is governed by the sun and by fire element (the other half of the year is ruled by the energies of the moon and of water element).
What does increased Pitta or Vata look like?
When Vata and Pitta increase, we heat up and dry out. We get less and less juicy. And our juiciness is our claim to life.
Excess Pitta can manifest as:
- Irritability—of the mind, digestive system or skin
- Anger, frustration or impatience
- Excess body heat
- Skin rashes
- Intense body odor
Excess Vata shows up as:
- Gas and bloating
- Irregular digestion
What can we do?
Ayurveda recommends that we change our lifestyle and diet habits with the seasonal changes in the environment to help lessen the effects of the weather on our body.