• Vicky

7 Ways to Rejuvenate for Fall

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

7 Ways to Rejuvenate for Fall

The Autumnal Equinox (Sept 21) marks the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall...even if the heat tries to stick around a while longer. This changing of the seasons is nature's way of telling us to offer nourishment to our bodies and minds in preparation for Winter. There are so many ways to do this. Here I have 7 ways for you to Rejuvenate for Fall.

1. Get your body moving. Make time for movement every day - whether it's yoga, time at the gym or a walk around the neighborhood. Some days you'll have more energy than others, so let your energy help determine what you'll do. You may find that the more you make time for movement, the more energy you'll have.

2. Get some fresh air. Taking in the cooler autumn air has so many benefits. Most especially, spending time outside can help fight Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (seasonal depression) and in general, can help improve your mood. Some ideas for spending time outside include going camping, apple picking or for a bike ride. Or, just sit on the porch with a hot beverage.

3. Enjoy a hot beverage. The perfect segue into the next way to rejuvenate for fall...Sitting on the porch, or a comfortable seat in your home and enjoying a hot beverage can offer rejuvenation. The beverage can be anything you enjoy, such as water with lemon, tea, or coffee (maybe occasionally hot cocoa).

4. Start a daily oil massage. (known as Abhyanga in Ayurveda) As the weather cools, the air gets dryer. This is the perfect time to start a daily oil massage routine. Spend 5-20 minutes on a loving massage using a natural oil like sesame, sunflower, almond or coconut. In addition to nourishment for the whole body, this daily massage can help with proper circulation and lymph drainage, softer and stronger skin, and tone and vigor for the body's tissues.