September Newsletter



September, you beauty!


Oh my, I must say I do love that Autumn is on the way, even though I adore the summer months and warm sunshine my favourite season is Autumn. It's the season of change, transformation and new chapters. What are you looking forward to this month?


Here in this months newsletter, you will find a variation of upcoming workshops, classes and online practices and my goodness there is so much to look forward to!



ADAPTING TO AUTUMN


Autumn is a beautiful time of year that allows us to withdraw into the baby steps of hibernation, it seems that the world and nature gets a little quieter, offering a time of self reflection and introspection. When we step out of the hot summer days we feel the cold air moving in, the leaves fall and a sense of letting go moves all around.


Within Ayurveda there are three primary Doshas. Each person has each of these three Doshas, but one Dosha is more predominant. Just as we have one of these energies 'ruling' over the others, each season is also dominated by one of the three Doshas.


Autumn is the season of Vata Dosha, qualities of this constitution are cold, dry, rough, light, changeable and constantly moving. Vata is a combination of the elements air and ether, so the energy is very airy, flighty, creative and very much in the clouds! When we want to work with balancing this energy we have to do the opposite, so we would bring in the qualities of Earthly and fire elements. Grounding practices that are slow, still and strength building, sometimes creating heat, twisting and allowing plenty of moments to rest. Grounding yoga practices really help us to anchor us back in the moment and out of our flighty minds, helping us feel calm and steady.