Darkness, cold, wind ... is the natural cycle of nature in autumn and winter. Autumn and the first part of winter is the Vata dosha season. Vata (air and space) is light, mobile, rough, cold and dry. An overflow of the Vata dosha causes among other things an irregular sleep or even insomnia, constipation, gas and bloating, dry skin, fears and anxiety.
In order to avoid a surplus of Vata in our body and mind, we simply have to feed ourselves with opposing qualities:
Soften - Warm up - Slow down - Anchor - Lubricate
It's the wintering period, it's time to do less, to slow down the pace, to take care of us, to retire.
Dress warmly, cover your head with a bonnet, put your hands on a cup of herbal tea to warm them up, make a good soup ... Here is a balancing routine in this month of November!
Autumn is also the perfect time to receive massages with hot oils such as Abhyangha, or a Shirodhara treatment that will calm the nervous system deep.
Ayurvedic medicinal milk, gold for your body!
The cow is a sacred animal in India and milk has been used for millennia in Ayurveda to heal and strengthen. If it is difficult to digest when consumed cold, it becomes nourishing, easy to digest and beneficial if cooked with spices. Hot cusinied milk is an excellent food for preparing her body for winter and pacifying the Vata dosha. It is also excellent for building our Ojas (immunity).
Ojas is a substance that can be compared to honey, which we produce in our body and which governs aging, immunity, complexion, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality and strength physical. In Sanskrit, Ojas means '' vigor '' and '' the physical expression of consciousness ''. Ojas is the most refined by-product of digestion. Complete digestion of a meal takes about 24 hours, then it takes 30 days for the body to refine enough what has been eaten to produce Ojas. Unfortunately, during this period, several factors can compromise the production of Ojas and deplete our reserves, creating health problems.
Stress, intense or prolonged physical activity, excessive activity and frequent sexual intercourse burn our Ojas reserves.
OJAS milk recipe - feeds the 7 layers of tissues - immunity
Heat 1 cup of milk gently over medium heat in a saucepan with 10 ground blanched almonds, 2 chopped fresh dates, 1 tsp. Ghee, 1/4 tsp. Crushed cardamom seeds, 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon, 1 pinch dry ginger. Remove from heat when milk is shaking. Proceed to mixer until consistency is achieved. Pour into a cup and add a pinch of saffron.
Taking care of the body with warm, liquid, cooked, spices, caring for the heart with hugs and tenderness, taking care of the mind with calm and peace. The month of November invites us to create a cocoon of sweetness to face the frost.