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Tuning Into Autumn with Ayurveda

Tuning Into Autumn with Ayurveda

by Kottakkal Support October 10, 2018

Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter. The winds are cool and the air is scented with falling leaves and fires. Autumn is full of magnificent colors. This season is perfect for admiring beauty of nature and taking endless scenic pictures. Nothing can relax and rejuvenate more than enjoying nature in fall.

Ritucharya/Seasonal Changes

The word Ritucharya derives from “ritu” meaning “seasons” and “charya” meaning “to follow routine.” Ritucharya holds great significance in Ayurveda. There are 6 seasons of the year.

1) SHISHIRA/WINTER                  

4) VARSHA/MONSOON

2) VASANTA/SPRING

5) SHARATA/AUTUMN

3) GRISHMA/SUMMER                  

6) HEMANTA/LATE AUTUMN

 

What To Eat In Autumn

  • Favor the bitter, sweet and astringent tastes
  • Favor food like rice, mung beans, pumpkin and squash, pumpkin seeds
  • Drink water heated by the sun in the daytime and cooled by the rays of the moon at night
  • Eat cooked food with medicated ghee
  • Take herbs like Shatavari, Licorice, Amla, Chandan and Ushira

Tuning Into Autumn

What Not To Eat In Autumn

  • Raw food
  • Leftover food
  • Fried, spicy, sour or salty food
  • Liquor
  • Red meat

Spices for Fall 

Cinnamon

Saffron

Nutmeg

Bay leaf

Ginger

Garlic

Oregano

Black pepper

Dill

Saffron

Turmeric

Clove

Basil

Cumin

Paprika

 

 

Fruits

Apple

Pears

Sweet berries

dates

Fig

Limes

Prunes soaked

grapes

Grapefruits

Papaya

Oranges

 

 

Vegetables  

Zucchini

Sweet-potatoes

Garlic

Okra

Pumpkin

Cucumber

Avocados

Coconut

Asparagus

Cilantro

Parsnips

summer squash

 

YOGA POSES 

Sun Salutations  

Mountain pose

Warrior pose

Tree pose

Cobra pose

Cat pose

Savasana

 

 

 

Autumn Herbs To Take

Benefits

  • Detoxifying
  • Calms mind
  • Increases energy
  • Spiritual support
  • Strengthens digestion

Purpose of Ritucharya

A good seasonal routine balances the Doshas. Follow a seasonal routine to avoid the stress of a changing season and associated sicknesses. By living in tune with nature’s law, we can maintain a sense of balance, and we will be able to build a stronger natural immunity.

Kottakkal Ayurveda

Anjum Gudur

Anjum Nadaf is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in the USA. She is a prolific speaker, writer and educator in the community. With more than 15 years of clinical practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners leading the effort of true integration, focused on client-centric wholesome care.

She is currently focused on improving ways to take Ayurveda to the world, with a vision to enhance and enrich health and wellnessis she is passionate about Ayurveda and believes that health problems in today’s bodies and minds have definite healing answers in this ancient system of medicine.

She is expert in dealing with women's health, Arthritis,Blood pressure,Diabetics,Allergies,Sinus,Copd,Asthma,Insomnia,Deprssion,Anxityshe has helped clients with clear, results driven, customized action plans that will fit into the busiest of schedules.

Email blissfullayurveda@gmail.com.




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