Updated: Apr 6, 2020
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:
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.
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.
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.