Would you enjoy a hearty stew on baking hot summers day? Wear a bikini in the snow? Just as we change our wardrobe and the food we eat according to the season we can also change our yoga practice to help nourish us in different seasons.
Autumn means back to school, work and reality to most of us, after the lovely long days of Summer. The dosha (meaning the quality or characteristics) is 'Vata'. Vata is cool, clear and dry. To find balance we can use the opposite qualities of Vata. For example instead of being a dried up crispy leaf that falls off the tree, try and be like tree. Sending energy down into the earth, find stability whilst gracefully letting go of things that we no longer need. Checkout our article on Aparigraha, the practice of letting go. After all we know we can let go, as after winter, spring and summer will surely arrive.
Here are some things you can do in Yoga practice to balance and support you in Autumn.
Lots of hot tea, cool breezes & love to you
Hana & Aya