|In the Ayurvedic tradition, each of the seasons is ruled by a primary dosha; Vata, Pitta or Kapha. The fall – with wind, cooler temperatures, and rain – is associated with the dosha Vata. The transition into fall can bring a sense of imbalance, especially if you are already dominant in Vata energy. |
Self awareness is the first step to change! Instead of resisting the change we can learn to live in balance with our environment. Knowing your dosha can be one way to help you live a healthier and more balanced life.
Find your dohsa here.
One soothing way to balance my own excess of Vata, is to spend time outdoors. I find that connecting to the stability of earth has a very calming and grounding effect – whether it’s a mindful walk in the woods or climbing mountains! Earlier this fall I was introduced to high-altitude hiking for the first time. To hike up ‘South Sister’ (10,358 ft.) Oregon’s third tallest mountain was a very rewarding experience of incredible views and my own physical endurance. Watch my short video here.
Other self-care strategies during the fall season that I do, is to favor activities that are the opposite qualities of Vata such as heavy, warm, moist, and grounding. I dress in warmer clothes, drink warm herbal teas and try to cook and eat more warm food twice/day – which isn’t always easy when you are used to quick and cold smoothies, salads etc for lunch…but it’s worth the effort as it makes me feel more balanced.
Knowing yourself can also mean becoming aware of your inner strength and resources, as a way to enhance your ability to face and move through difficult situations. That is what I am teaching this month in my live online Body-Centered Training “Embodied Resources”. By using these three techniques with your clients, they can align with the inner resources they already have but might not be aware of.
Would you like to learn more about how to weave in mindful awareness and body sensations into your coaching conversations? Contact me for a complimentary 30 minute Introductory Call.
Love and presence,
Upcoming Body-Centered Coaching Events and TrainingsLive online Body-Centered Coaching Trainings, 12.75 CCEUs:
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Extra Winter Offering Module One: Beyond Limits, 4.24 CCEUs:
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Training Body-Centered Coaching and Decision Making in Swedish, 4.25 CCEUs. Bring your colleague and/or friend and take advantage of a 2 for 1 opportunity. Three live online classes, starting January 28 – February 18, 2020.
Webinar Body-Centered Coaching and Decision Making, ICF Dallas, December 4, 2019. Registration TBA.
Webinar Body-Centered Coaching and Decision Making, ICF Upstate New York, February 26, 2020. Registration TBA.
Presentation Body-Centered Coaching and Decision Making, ICF Houston Chapter Meeting, June 1, 2020. Registration TBA.