Vata Season is a blend of Pitta Dosha and Vata Dosha.
Firey Pitta and Airy Vata make for some strange happenings within the body. Nature takes us from the heat of Summer (Pitta) to the chilliness of the colder months (Vata).
Vata Season is the time of year when we restore and slow down, and we instinctively know it’s time. We prepare by dressing warmer, getting the flu shot, making slow-cooked heavier foods, and baking sweets. It’s a very hearth and home time of year — lots of coziness and comfort.
Vata season also comes with some less than pleasing side effects that can keep us imbalanced.
Seasonal Affective Disorder S.A.D.
Weakened Immune System
Inflammation in Joints – Arthritis
Inflammation with Auto-Immune Diseases
According to Ayurveda, there are three seasons to a year, as opposed to the Western calendar of four seasons. Western Seasons identify by weather for hunting, planting, growing, and harvesting. Ayurvedic seasons identify with our bodily Dosha’s.
Autumn and Spring are transitional seasons, so it makes sense to blend four seasons into three, so we can transform ourselves and move in balance with nature. We can see and feel the effects of each blending season, with illness, hair, skin, nails, and energy levels.
“Vata is the season to slow down and restore. Maintaining balance is crucial because it’s easier to get imbalanced in the cold.RCS
Rest – get your zzzz’s
Exercise – whatever physical activity you like
Nutrition – eat well
Self Care – love yourself
Rituals – make time for yourself
Maintain our body weight is a challenge in cold months, as we nestle in, and crave carbs and sweets as Vata comes to stay. Here are two great recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way, and balance your Vata.
Slow Cooker Applesauce – A Recipe for Everyone.
I’m so inspired by the journey of so many friends and family in search of health. This recipe appeals to everyone because it can blend into any vegan, vegetarian, or meat lover’s meal.
Vata Veggies – squash ad carrots lightly seasoned. A great Vata season side dish.