Ayurvedic Perspective on Fall - Sharad Ritucharya (Fall Routine)
Ayurveda teaches us to follow daily guidelines based on the seasons. This type of treatment iis called dinacharya (daily routine) and ritucharya (seasonal routine). When you follow a daily routine based on seasonal self-care routine also supporting on your prakriti (original body-type) you will maintain strength and immunity.
Sharad Ritu is a Sanskrit name for the early fall season. This is the time of year when the summer begins to cool and the days become shorter. During the late summer or early fall season, the plants shed their leaves, birds migrate and animals begin to hibernate.
During the the summer, vata dosha accumulates due to the dehydrating effect caused by the summer heat. During the early fall season, the rainy weather begins and this causes vata dosha to accumulate and thus, digestion becomes weakened.
Pitta accumulates during the summer and early in fall season with the dampness in the air digestion weakens. Pitta is aggravated during the late summer but when the temperature becomes cold during the rainy cooling days of this fall digestion becomes even weaker
In the Fall our strength and energy is an medium strength and the strengthening movement of agni (digesive fire) begins to increase amid this season.
Ayurveda recommends dietary changes to pacify pitta dosha, this includes foods that are madhura (sweet) and tikta (bitter or sharp) tasting, laghu (light), and sita (cold) to pacify vitiated pitta.
Autumn is a time of change in which you need to adapt your diet according to your body type