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September 6, 2017

Fall is a time of transition. It is evident everywhere around you. Many trees and shrubs are quietly undressing in preparation for the winter. There is a subtle browning of the earth. Temperatures, which, just a few weeks ago were raging with the intense heat of summer, are beginning to hint at the telltale crispness of autumn. And there is the wind: slowly gathering strength, carrying the tides of winter on its breath. The autumn harbours a certain emptiness that can leave us feeling exposed and a little raw, but it is also filled with possibility-a time when we, too, can strip down to a quiet essence of being and savour the simplicity. 

Ayurveda considers a seasonal routine an important cornerstone of health, year around. Balancing the nature of your local climate with lifestyle choices that offset the potential for seasonally-induced imbalances is one of the simplest ways that you can protect your well-being. Therefore it is more important than ever to create a ritual that will benef...

September 6, 2017

Vata season moves to centre stage in August - one of the most challenging times of year to keep healthy. As the air dries out the August sun seems shrill and blindingly bright, heavier, cooler, more soothing herbs are needed. August herbs should moisten the body and balance the dry heat.

If you tend towards weakness, low immunity, or scattered emotions in the fall, earthyashwagandha, ashwagandha ghee and delightful chyavanprash can strengthen your body and mind in preparation for a challenging season. Chyavanprash is Ayurveda's number one tonic for children, given lovingly by parents for generations every autumn.

Sweet, affectionate herbs such as Shatavari are vidari are ideal ojas (immunity) building herbs to nurturing your body at the start of fall. Liver nourish and support nourishes your liver, which may be dry, weak and deficient from several months of summer heat.

Nerves and muscles often become tense and delicate in August as the dryness of f...

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