Bring stillness into your daily life
Time to read that book you’ve been meaning to pick up! As the season shifts, one of the best ways to hold your ground (to be grounded) is to increase moments of stillness into your life.
Vata will increase through activities that dissipates your energy, physically and mentally. As a result, this will aggravate your nervous system, activating the fight or flight response. Movement is one of the main characteristics of Vata, not just physical movement, but also mental stimulation.
As a society, we are continuously running from A to B and working long hours. We spend too much time in front of the computer, on our mobile phones, or watching television. Add to the mix, continuous late nights, and excessive exercising and we are left with a cocktail of lifestyle factors that will aggravate Vata and create imbalance.
A busy mind, over thinking, experiencing moments of forgetfulness, experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety and poor sleep, are all a result of an over stimulated nervous system and out of balance Vata.
To decrease Vata enjoy quiet time with plenty sleep and rest. Avoid over stimulation from the TV, computers, mobile phones all the things that drain our energy.
Autumn is the perfect excuse to spend more time at home rather than being out and about. To sit still, meditate, relax, and sleep!