Fall brings upon much change within our lives and the environment around us. Dive into this post with me and we'll put on our Ayurvedic lenses to understand and create optimal healing potential within our bodies this fall! Let's live and explore AYUR-VIDA!!!
The elements that are increased during the season of fall are ether and air. The qualities of ether and air are cool, dry, rough, windy, and light. Next time you step out the door maybe you'll being to feel the cool, light, and dryness of the air, and feel the rough wind against your skin. You'll see the crisp light leaves on the ground and hear them crunching beneath your feet. Take a nice deep breath in of the crisp fresh air.
It's fall baby, so let us eat food and pick lifestyle choices that will oppose the qualities of cool, dry, rough, windy, and light with warmth, moisture, heavy, grounding qualities.
Recently, I was reading the book Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra, this amazing book beautifully explains Ayurveda from a physics and medicinal point of view giving intriguing research studies to back up the content. One area that really sparked my attention was about meditation. I've always known meditation was good for me and heard about successful people making it a daily practice, but sometimes I don't always remember to do it or make time to meditate. Well, after reading this book, especially the passage about meditation, I have every reason to make meditation as part of my daily practice that is a NON NEGOTIABLE.
Anti-aging Properties: Meditation produces naturally occurring chemicals that keep the body staying young. One of those chemicals in particular is DHEA (dehydroepiadrosterone) that's produced in our adrenal glands. (The adrenal glands sit right above our cute kidneys, located in the mid back of the body and help us combat stress.) Chopra mentions on page 221...