Thankfully, after attending a wonderful weekend retreat produced by Elemental Life Solutions, I learned that this is all very normal for nearly everyone at this time of year. Elementally, we are moving into the air/space (vata) season. During the fall and early winter, the nervous system of those of this dosha are particularly sensitive. However, most people are affected to an extent, regardless of their elemental constitution.
The characteristics of a sensitivity or imbalance are: weak memory, irregular appetite and digestion, sleep that is easily disturbed, and erratic energy levels. In the fall we can also become overwhelmed quickly and are emotionally more sensitive.
The good news is that if we listen to our bodies and recognize what is occurring we can move move through the transition smoothly. Adhering to a regular routine especially with meals is particularly helpful as is eating slowly and mindfully. Taking part in body awareness exercises such as Nia, yoga or meditation are effective in bringing balance. Avoid exposure to stimulating and violent films and T.V. and stay off the phone late in the evening. Maintain regular bowel movements and get to bed by 10 p.m.
These are just a few nuggets from the retreat hosted by Ian Hayward from Elemental Life Solutions. For more information check out their web site www.elementallifesolutions.com or give Ian a call to book a personal consultation. Tell him I sent you.