For most of us (depending on the region we live in) Fall is a transitional season.
Temperatures are cooling and for many of us, the anticipation of a certain crisp edge to the day after the intense heat of the summer is becoming a reality. Winds are picking up, as a harbinger of the winter heading our way.
As trees lose their leaves, flowers go into hibernation, and animals sense it’s time to stock up for the harsher season to come, Autumn brings with it a certain stripped down feeling, that to us brings with it a sense of the possibility that we can go with the flow, and enjoy the quietness and simplicity the season can offer.
In Ayurvedic terms, Autumn is considered the VATA season. This is due to the fact that fall brings with it a predominance of the Air Element and Prana, which translates into the vital breath or essence of life itself. Autumn is also Dry, Windy, Erratic, Cool and Clear and all of these attributes are qualities shared by Vata Dosha. Thus taking a few simple steps to balance Vata this fall can be very beneficial to your mind, body and for our purposes; Skin & Hair Care.
Do You Really Need a Seasonal Routine?
According to ancient Ayurvedic tradition, seasonal routines are important cornerstones of health and well-being all year round.
Finding a way to balance your local climate with good lifestyle choices can help offset the potential for seasonally induced imbalances, and is a simple way to keep your overall health and skin care in top notch condition.
However, we must keep in mind that the seasons vary widely from one region to another, and Vata Season is is whatever time of year that most embodies the characters or attributes of the Vata Dosha: Dry, Light, Cold, and Clear or Empty.
While Autumn is the classic Vata season, depending on where you live, some of the qualities of Vata, such as dryness may be a part of your particular environment as early as summer, and Autumn may be followed by a Dry, Cold and Windy Winter.
Tune in to our next blog to find out more about navigating Vata Season for overall Health & Well Being, which of course includes beautiful Skin & Hair!