Hello, my name is Prajakta and welcome to my space. Every morning, my hands come together in small prayer of thankfulness, gratitude, love and hope.
My practice begins with Deep Breathing or Deergha Swasam, it gives me an instant sense of grounding and calm. Today, particularly I felt I needed more as the air seemed slightly heavier, denser and unstable. I took another deep breath, only to find my mind wandering around, a little unsure and a little out of place. I could take that beautiful breath, but there was a sense of movement in the air. Was the soft breeze creating this movement?
I soon realized, fall is almost here, and the season is changing. The Vata (Air constitution in Ayurveda) was being more prominent. We all sense this change of seasons, but do we tap into our senses and listen to them? Do we tune into our bodies and adapt to this change as the seasons transition?
At such times, we should use our senses, meditate and be mindful of staying the present, observe moments as they come and go.
I practice various asana’s during this season. They make a world of a difference to me. Some of them being:
1. Deergha Swasam (Deep Breathing)
2. Nadhi Shuddhi (Alternate Nostril breathing)
3. Paschimtoasana (West Side forward Bend)
4. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
5. Ardha Matsyendrasana
To understand how the seasons, play a role in our health and well-being, and how small changes in our diet make a difference, I turned to a physician in our family, Dr. Richa Pandit, an Ayurvedic certified physician for some more insight…
Here is what she had to say: Ayurveda tips for this fall season