Here comes the transition from PITTA season (heat, intense, fire) to VATA season (air, light, dry, wind) which is just around the corner. Vata imbalances are a really big issue for most people and show up in a lot of different ways.
Here are a few quick things you can do RIGHT NOW to help:
1. UNSUBSCRIBE from emails, websites, podcasts and clean up your apps (can you delete 4-5 you NEVER use?) and your pictures (can you delete 100 pictures from your phone that you don’t need?) Do some energetic clearing by letting go. Then, see if this feels good enough that you want to do some FALL cleaning in other areas…
2. PLAN a date with yourself to map out Fall. Last week, I gave you a bunch of tools for planning- GO USE THEM! Do you have at least 1 1/2 days on your schedule for some macro level planning to see how your life is scheduled for the Fall so that you can make changes if you need to? Maybe there is a weekend with WAY too many activities that you want to pull back from. Maybe you have no unstructured family time in October and you want to carve out a night at home OR away. Maybe you miss your college friends and you REALLY want to have a dinner together before the Holidays. Just take a glance at all of the time from September to December and check out the ebbs and flows. Remember, Yogis believe that TRUE joy and ease can be found at the intersection of masculine and feminine. If your calendar is TOTALLY filled that’s probably an imbalance of masculine energy and if there is NOTHING on the calendar that is an imbalance of feminine energy. We want to intentionally build a life that is filled with both the yin and the yang, the sun and the moon in all of the areas of our life. MOST of us don’t have enough REST AND DIGEST time. We tend to live in fight or flight which does a real number on our immune system, digestive system, and nervous system.
3. GROUND in the routines and rituals. If you have some that you KNOW help you, get them on the calendar, start implementing them. Since our bodies are on a delay, we want to set the stage for a healthy transition now! What does that look like? You know, THE BASICS! Sleep, nourishing food, hydrate, movement and meditation! You all know this already. Now is the time to DO it and INTEGRATE it! Need help with that? Email me.
4. BREATHING practices! These are a great way to keep things moving on the inside while the wind is swirling about on the outside. We have a bunch of breathing practices on our Vimeo page to help you.
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