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Though its still warm and lovely now, Fall is Vata season which poses a few challenges to the system, especially during the transition time. Here is a quick outline to help keeps your Vata and Fall calm, cool, and collected. Food Focus (cooked/roasted/stewed/braised) Fruit

  • cooked apples
  • avocados
  • bananas
  • dates
  • figs
  • grapefruit
  • grapes
  • lemons/limes
  • mangos
  • tangerines
  • soaked raisins

Veggies

  • roasted beets
  • roasted carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • onions
  • chilies

Grains

  • basmati
  • oats
  • quinoa

Legumes

  • kidney beans
  • mung beans
  • miso

Nuts

  • all are good

Dairy

  • butter
  • soft cheese
  • cream
  • ghee
  • kefit
  • warm milk
  • sour cream
  • yogurt

Animals (local, organic, know-your-farmer animals are best)

  • beef
  • buffalo
  • chicken
  • duck
  • eggs
  • fish
  • oysters

Oils

  • almond
  • ghee
  • olive

Sweeteners

  • honey
  • maple Syrup

Teas/Herbs

  • ginger
  • licorice
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • fennel
  • ashwaganda - stability for the nervous system

Lifestyle Focus

  • warm
  • grounding
  • stability
  • intention
  • fluidity
  • self-nourishment
  • wear hats and scarves
  • establishing a daily routine dinacharya including asana, meditation, and abhyanga self-oil massage using warming oils

Scents

  • vetiver
  • geranium
  • citrus

Resources Banyanbotanicals.com or all the Ayurvedic products you'll ever need including wonderful abyanga oils. My friend Carin Cundey in Bend gives the most wonderful, out of this world, Bliss Therapy treatments, now is a good time to book one. How to Do Abhyanga Unknown