AYURVEDIC AUTUMN DAILY ROUTINE AND DIET

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AyurvedaSpain.comAYURVEDIC AUTUMN DAILY ROUTINE AND DIETThe night air is somewhat cooler yet the days are still warm. Summer has released her hold on the Costa Del Sol, I see leaves scattered around on the sidewalks. Soon kids are going back to school.Healthwise, supporting your body in September is essential to strong immunity and resilience all winter long. Vata individuals suffer the most in September, while Pitta Vata individuals may break out into a rash. Kapha people are the least affected.Grounding breakfast is important during this season. Warm oatmeal , tapioca, cream of rice, cream of wheat, or any grain that pacifies Vata.Cinnamon Oatmeal with Almonds and MilkIngredients:2 tbsp almonds¼ tbsp. cardamom ¼ tbsp. cinnamon1 tsp ghee1 tsp maple syrup or honey1 cup milk1/3 cup oats1. Soak the almonds overnight and peel them in the morning. Blend in a coffee grinder with oatmeal.2. Place oatmeal mix and all ingredients from the list above in a pot. Use double or triple the quantity of milk depending upon level of dryness in the body. If you have difficulty digesting milk substitute almond milk instead.3. Bing to boil stirring constantly. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until soft. Garnish with a pincs of cinnamon.Herbs that may be useful in September are:- Ashwagandha ( good for insomnia, soothing and grounding to your nervous system, relaxes your body and your mind)- Licorice root (tones the adrenals, keeps you grounded and prevents your body from drying out)- Ginger (grounding and also heating – supporting healthy digestion and boosts your immunity)September is a great time to eat the new crop of apples or pears. Their cooling, laxative nature can help purge any residue of summer heat.Apple sacue with Ginger and GheeIngredients:1 cup apple (cooked)1 tsp ghee¼ tsp ginger (dried)1 tbsp raw sugar1. Peel, core, and thinly slice apples. Combine apples in a saucepan with 1/3 cup of water and simmer until the apples are tender, stirring frequently. Add in raw sugar.2. Mix and bring ghee, ginger, and applesauce to a simmer, stirring occasionallyVata Dosha Ritucharya (Seasonal Routine)Autumn is related to the Vata Dosha. The qualities of fall season in general are dry, mobile, subtle, light, and cool. Since like increases like, I need to take care of my Vata Dosha.1. Abyanga – this is a warm oil self-massage. You can use sesame oil or Vata pacifying herbal oil. During the fall season I recommend to do it 3x/week. Or you can book an 1.5 hr Abyanga massage with me. It boosts immunity and improves circulation.2. Eat cooked meals and use Vata Pacifying herbs (turmeric, hing, cumin, cardamom, black mustard seeds, marjoram) or you can use Calming Vata Churna – you can buy it in our store.Hopefully you will take some time out of your busy fall schedules to try out some of these recipesNamaste Valeria @ Ayurveda Spaininfo@AyurvedaSpain.comwww.AyurvedaSpain.com628-064-279

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