Fall is here! For a lot of places that means cold weather, but here in the Colorado desert we have been having a lot of different types of weather, heat wave to snow, to 60’s. Which is why Ayurveda is a day to day science. It is not just a set formula, sometimes we need to adapt rather rapidly paying attention to how your feeling and what the weather is.
If it’s cold where you are now, think warming oils like sesame for Abhyanga (self full body massage) and Nasya (oil in the nose) if you are Vata and pittas can switch from coconut to a little less cooling oil like grapeseed or avocado oil. Yes this is a great time to start Nasya if you don’t practice it regularly to help with post nasal drip.
If you live in a place where it’s still warm during the day keep paying attention to staying hydrated during the day and eat more grounding foods and healthy fats at night as it cools down.
If you are have trouble with digestion as the sun sets earlier try spicing your food for your dosha. Some neutral spices are Coriander and Fennel. Or eating less for dinner and more at lunch. You can also try some digestive tea like mint in the evening.