A little guide for your well-being.
For many people, autumn is the most beautiful time of the year. Nature wraps itself in an intoxicating coat of colour, the morning dew glistens in the still slightly warming sun, wafts of mist drift across the fields. Nevertheless, some people find this transition from the vibrant summer to the dark, cold winter stressful and difficult.
Ayurveda has great recommendations to prepare ourselves for the autumnal change, because now especially the Dosha Vata needs our attention. Regardless of personal constitutional type, everyone’s Vata increases in the organism at this time, so the change of season is a good time to pay special attention to yourself and take care of your own well-being.
We have put together a few wellness tips for you that you can easily integrate into your everyday life:
A good cup of tea!
When it’s stormy outside and the sky is cloudy, there’s nothing better than warming your cold hands with a hot cup of tea. Teas with warming herbs and spices, such as cumin, coriander, fennel, ginger, cinnamon and liquorice, wonderfully warm us from the inside. The Vata tea from our Ayurveda Parkschlösschen shop is also a great way to do something good for yourself, especially in autumn.
Here you can find our Vata tea >>
A warming meal!
In autumn, choose warming foods in particular. These should have the flavours sweet, sour and salty, as these reduce Vata. Carrots, pumpkin, fennel, beetroot, courgettes, plums, grapes, spelt, oats, basmati rice, seeds and nuts are particularly recommended. Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cumin and saffron also balance Vata and have warming properties.
Here you can find suitable products for a balanced Vata >>
An invigorating walk!
Autumn invites you to take long walks through the colourful nature – use this opportunity to gain some strength. Instead of strolling through busy streets, the forest is a perfect place of strength. Lean against a mighty, strong tree trunk for a while and concentrate on your surroundings. How does the hold of the tree feel when you breathe deeply in and out? Do you feel the wind on your cheeks? Does a light ray of sunshine warm your skin? What sounds can you perceive? Are birds singing or is it rather quiet? What fragrances are wafting over you? Does it smell like damp moss and cool forest soil? Take in all these impressions and feel inside yourself. This mindfulness exercise is good for your mental resilience and also helps you to adapt better to new situations – such as the new season.
A healthy sleep aid!
Make sure you get enough sleep during the autumn months. Especially in the cold season, the body needs more rest than in spring or summer. Due to the increased release of melatonin during this time, we feel sleepy earlier and should therefore go to bed earlier. Prepare a warming sleeping milk about an hour before going to bed. This calms the mind and helps you to fall asleep.
You can find a recipe instructions here >>
You can order our sleeping milk spice mixture in our shop >>
And our last tip: A smile – for 60 seconds!
Vera F. Birkenbihl founded the Academy for Brain Management and had a simple but terrific message: If you smile for 60 seconds, you will feel better, no matter if the smile is just fake. Because according to Birkenbihl, during this “exercise” a muscle presses on a nerve that signals to our brain that we are in a good mood. After only 10 seconds, the biggest problems are laughed away, but 60 seconds should be kept up in any case. Perhaps you will try this exercise on your next walk through the autumn forest….
We wish you a beautiful autumn season with a smile!