As the first signs of Fall approach I am reminded that all things change. As the weather starts to shift and trees begin to brighten we get excited for the transformation. As we prepare for this time of year by cleaning out our closets to make room for our fluffy sweaters and put away sandals and bring out our boots (awwww boots!), we need to be aware of clearing out our bodies as well. The transformation of weather brings about external transformation as well as internal transformation. So friends, it is time to cleanse!
Ayurveda is the sister science to Yoga and is a wonderful way to get to know yourself. There are three constitutions or doshas and we are all a combination of all three. There are specific diets for the different constitutions and specific cleanses to balance the body. My main dosha is VATA (3) which is governed by space & air. PITTA (3) is my second dosha which is governed by fire & water, while KAPHA (1) is governed by water and earth. For those of you who know me well, you can see that I am Vata in appearance as well as in behavior. Once I started studying Ayurveda, I began to accept myself and understand myself a bit more. If my doshas are out of balance I behave and feel a certain way. However, if I live a lifestyle and eat a diet that keeps my doshas in balance then I feel great! The same is true for my yoga practice as my practice can throw my doshas out of balance. As this Saturday is the Fall Equinox where there are equal day and equal night, lets embark on an Ayurveda cleanse to bring balance to our lives. I invite you to join me in a fall cleanse! Let’s support each other as we journey towards balance together!
Do you know your dosha? Have you seen a Ayurveda practitioner? Are you interested in joining me for a fall cleanse? Well, since we are all different in our doshas (pitta/vata/kapha, vata/pitta/ kapha, kapha/pitta/vata, and so on) and will need different diets and herbs to cleanse, I have invited an Ayurveda practitioner, Carmen, to come to the studio on Sunday, October 21 at 11:30 am to give a talk about Ayurveda and offer specific cleanses for each of us. There will be more information at the studio and website soon. So as you begin to clean out your closets to make room for fall clothing, think about how you may begin to clean out your body to prevent build up of toxicity during the winter months.
Shanti, shanti, shanti,