Winter Season & the vata dosha.
The winter season in Ayurveda is associated with the vata dosha. Yep, the doshas are not only mind/body types but they are associated with a time of day and season. Meaning the fall & early winter seasons have the same qualities that a vata dosha in a person has- cold, dry, light, subtle, clear, flowing, hard, rough, mobile.
There are a few tips you can incorporate into your lifestyle to help combat that often frantic, ungrounded energy that can come with the vata dosha.
✨Wearing a hat and scarf help protect the ears which are associated with the vata dosha.
✨When you go outside bundle up and nature will help you stay grounded if you slow down to enjoy it.
✨Build a schedule- Vata loves being a little ungrounded and keeping a schedule will help pacify that on the go energy vata imbalances often feel like.
✨Self-massage- Grab that sesame oil and lather up your body.
✨Enjoy root vegetables- Root vegetables help ground you down and are nice and hearty for this time of year. They are also in season.
✨Routines, routines, routines- Build a morning and evening routine that connects you with you.
These are great practices to do in the fall & winter time no matter your dosha (mind/body type) because they help pacify that vata energy that can make you ungrounded, scattered, anxious and restless.
Wanting to dive deeper into seasonal living according to Ayurveda?