Why is Autumn a good time to do yoga?

Autumn officially began on 22 September with the Autumnal Equinox. Although it is a beautiful and sunny day as I write this, there is the beginning of a chill in the air and the evenings are becoming darker much earlier.

Autumn brings an increase in VATA energy, which can make us feel anxious and unsettled, the amount of VATA can overwhelm us and lead to us feeling out of balance. In order to combat the chaotic VATA energy, there are many things you can do to help. While we cannot change the season or the VATA energy circulating at this time of year we can do things to ground, settle and calm our bodies.

Keep a regular schedule, enjoy your yoga practice at the same time every day/week.

Our diet should move to include lots of root vegetables, warm soups, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon teas will warm the body and aid digestion.

The lungs and large intestines are the two organs associated with Autumn. Yoga poses to focus on these organs will be included in our classes throughout October- Twists, Side Stretches, Bridge Pose, Warrior I, Warrior II and Sun Salutations to warm the body.

After our practice we will enjoy a long Savasana to stabilise the moving VATA energy.

Book now to join us for our Autumn themed October classes.

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