Why Do We Feel so Anxious in the Fall?

Fall has officially arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere. Do you ever wonder why some of us tend to feel more anxious at this time of year? I’ll get to that in a bit, but first I want to mention the flip-flopping weather that happens around the juncture of the seasons. Where I live in […]

Why You Need to Cool Your Body NOW

(This post was originally published on September 1, 2015, and updated on August 21, 2019.) Here we are again, approaching the juncture between Ayurvedic seasons. The heat of Pitta Season will soon give way to the cold, dry, and windy nature of Vata Season (Fall/Early Winter). It’s really important to understand why you need to […]

Be Mindful as the Season Shifts

There are three seasons, according to Ayurveda, which revolve around different harvests. Vata – fall/early winter Pitta – late spring/summer Kapha – late winter/early spring Here in the Northeast where I live, and in many other parts of the world, we are transitioning from Vata Season to Kapha Season in mid-January. Vata and Kapha have very […]

A Time to Turn Within

I love all the seasons, and following an Ayurvedic lifestyle by living in harmony with Nature has made me even more aware of the importance of each of them. But if I had to pick a favorite, fall would win – hands down. A Time to Turn Within It’s ironic that I feel this way […]

Anxiety Alert! The Arrival of Vata Season

Here in the Northeast where I live, the heat of Pitta Season is slowly waning. Temperatures are fluctuating from day to day, turning cold and dry, and the wind is beginning to blow. Vata Season (fall/early winter) is making its appearance. The Arrival of Vata Season Anxiety Alert! Autumn has always been my favorite season. It brings […]

Vata Season: Part Two

Vata Season has hit me hard this year. I love fall and seeing the trees bursting with color, but my nerves are begging to be plunged into a vat of warm Vata oil. In lieu of that happening, I’ve been treating myself to almost-weekly abhyanga massages at a local Ayurvedic spa, and doing self-massage in […]

Approaching Vata Season With Care

Autumn has always been one of my favorite seasons–sunny days, sweater weather and the breathtakingly beautiful changing leaves. But for as long as I can remember it has also been a time of agitation. I would experience uncertainty, anxiety and an overall feeling of being unsettled. This seasonal shift confused me for years, until I […]

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