Vata Season, Baby!

Okay Okay. A few of you were asking me for my Vata Seasonal Bloom. A secret? I don’t love the design of it anymore – BUT the info is good. So I’ll pour my new design ideas into my book and just share this old thang. If you like it, SHARE!

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Yeeeehaw! I’m so excited it’s vata season! Personally, this is my most favorite time of year. Raise your hands if this is your favorite time of year too! Wow. One, two, three, four…SO many of you. Why do you love it? Do share!

Right now, we are sniffing the cool fall wind as the leaves whisper a bit louder while they dry out. Pumpkin lattes are popping up at coffee shops. Maybe you are tossing in some cinnamon or nutmeg in your favorite teas or in your oatmeal. Soups are starting to sound tantalizing again. Need a jacket? Yep, that too. Well, at least a hoodie. You are probably getting ants in your pants (sooo typical vata, btw) because you can’t wait to wear your new sweaters and boots. Am I right? I know you. Peeps! Summer is leaving us as we move on to autumn, which in Ayurveda, begins vata season. Many of you smarties already know this, but vata season runs from fall until mid-winter. It’s the cold, crispy, windy, dry season that makes us want to curl up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, toss some logs into the fireplace and enjoy a steaming cup of tea. To help explain a bit more, please enjoy my vata seasonal bloom and share with your friends and family. Oh, and don’t forget your slippers for max cozy factor ;)

12 Responses to Vata Season, Baby!

  1. Rose says:

    WOW! Monica! I just found your site and am *blown away* by your insight into Ayurveda! Thank you so much for sharing! I will be following your work.

  2. Lauryn says:

    Hi Monica,

    I love love love your site and all the useful info it has given me (as I type this, I am laying on my side, ear full of sesame oil)
    I love this seasonal bloom-extremely helpful to me, and I’d be willing to redesign it for you if you really don’t love how it looks anymore. Let me know if I can help!

    • Monica says:

      Ha ha Lauryn! That’s awesome (re: sesame oil in your ear)! I hope it provides some nice warm grounding and balance for winter :) You are so sweet! I will redo the whole thing in the future, but first all focus and all energy on this book!! Maybe in the future we can partner on little projects if I need the help! XO!

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  6. Becki says:

    You say this is vata season, but I can feel myself slipping into kapha imbalance already. All summer I managed to eat well, cook for myself, be active and have a good frame of mind. Now I feel myself dragging, craving any food that will provide instant energy (carbs, sugar), and feeling listless. Any suggestions for quick pick-me-ups to help me keep kapha at bay?

    • Monica says:

      Hi Becki! Are you a kapha person? It might have to do with the lack of light. Summer provides lots of sunlight and long days and heat. The mornings are darker now (if you are in the U.S.) and days are getting shorter. That might have something to do with it – sounds like agni (digestive fire – fire in general) is reduced, maybe more so than a kapha imbalance. My tips are to incorporate agni-stoking spices like garlic, ginger, lime, ghee (if you don’t have ama), black pepper, cumin, and/or indian appetizer to jumpstart your digestion. With that I also suggest making daily exercise a priority! And do it in the morning. Even if it’s just a 15-20 minute brisk walk. You will feel like a million bucks. Lemme know if you try it and if it helps!

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  8. Jess says:

    While this certainly isn’t my favorite season, I do enjoy it for some reasons:
    1) Sweaters (as you said)! YAY!
    2) Apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes
    3) Beautiful colors
    4) Cider and other warm drinks
    5) Crafts

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