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WELLNESS TIPS FOR AUTUMN/FALL SEASON/SHARAD RITU (Based on Ayurveda)

Updated: Apr 6

For the Autumn Season (Shared Ritu ) that we are currently in, and will extend through October, here are some effective tips from Ayurveda. They are customised to the Ayurvedic Doshas / your Ayurvedic body type, and should be followed as closely as possible:





Vata

  • Avoid exposure to strong winds and cool breeze. Exercise is best in the morning, and should be avoided in the evening.

  • Choose to eat only when you have an appetite. During this season, foods that are slightly sweet like pumpkin or sweet potato can have many benefits.

  • Use a vetiver paste or scrub during or after a shower to soothe a potential fire increase in your system.

  • A coconut oil massage is recommended to keep vata under control.


Pitta

  • Wear light coloured and loose clothes to allow air circulation, and avoid heat accumulation in the body. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Avoid steam and sauna during this period.

  • A gentle stroll in the moonlight (particularly on full moon nights) will balance an aggravated pitta.

  • Pearl ornaments can also help keep the body and mind cool.

  • Use sandalwood paste (Chandan) in the form of a paste or scrub during or after the shower to cool down an aggravated fire.

  • Virechan (cleansing through purgation) under medical supervision, can be wonderful for people who suffer from pitta imbalances.

  • Choose foods which have a combination of bitter and astringent tastes. Avoid sour and salty foods.

Kapha

  • Avoid exposure to strong winds and cold breeze, especially at night. Regular exercise in the morning is recommended.

  • Use Triphala, in the form of a paste or scrub, during or after a shower. This will balance an increased kapha.

  • Choose food which have a combination of bitter and astringent tastes. Avoid sour and salty foods.

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