The traditional health science of ayurveda teaches us that we should adjust our diets according to our personal constitutions, the seasons, and our stage of life. In this article, we will discuss how making small changes to the foods you are eating can help you weather the winter months without gaining weight and with less likelihood of depression. During the winter months, nature is dormant. We are naturally less active as we “hibernate” through the winter months indoors.
The traditional health science of ayurveda teaches us that we should adjust our diets according to our personal constitutions, the seasons, and our stage of life. Essentially, making small changes to the foods you are eating can help you transition gracefully from summer to winter. During the fall season, nature is experiencing dramatic transformations: the bounty of harvest, the turning of the leaves, the plants and trees starting to prepare for their yearly cycle of dor
A few years ago I made a radical New Year’s resolution – I would QUIT making resolutions at the New Year. Let me clarify – I didn’t give up on creating positive changes in my life, nor did I quit making goals for myself, but after much study of human nature, including ayurveda, I realized that trying to make sweeping lifestyle changes in January is nuts (oh, and by the way, it often fails miserably). I’m fairly certain that NONE of my New Year’s Resolutions were ever actua
I’d like to think it’s still summer here in the Tri-Cities…but… Have you noticed the chill in the night/morning air? The shortening of the days? The Back to School sales? Yeah, despite wanting to hold onto summer for a while longer – all the signs are here. Fall is just around the corner. And with the start of fall comes the increases in vata dosha. Doshas are the three energies described in Ayurveda, the traditional health science that is a sister science to yoga. Each