The fall is finally here and we are all witnessing a change in the nature which changes color and temperature. Dryness is slowly declining and things like cold, windiness and humidity are beginning to dominate. Since we live in an age of technology, it is not unusual for modern people to forget that we ourselves are part of nature and that the power of energies that are transforming and changing everything around us are bringing changes in our body and mind too.
In other words, external nature has a direct impact on the internal nature. For instance, the air found within our own system can dry our skin. During fall season, the lungs are more sensitive because of the change of air quality (it is drier and colder). Besides seasonal allergies, fall brings colder weather that can result in colds. Joints may become less flexible and we can experience frequent chills in the bones or back pain. It is not unusual for people to experience, bloating, constipation, insomnia and anxiety.
Our current condition should always be a priority. Wellness represents the perfect balance of good mental and physical health. Yoga practice can help anyone refresh themselves and strengthen their body and mind while the seasonal winds and rains are all around them. Yoga can help us open up and provide a feeling of physical relief which is naturally reflected in the emotional and intellectual relief. Instead of waiting for the first seasonal cold and start looking for a cure when it happens, you can practice yoga for prevention or for soothing the symptoms. In addition, you will be able to enjoy some of the many benefits of yoga practice without a single side effect – something that you can expect from medicines.
How to practice yoga this fall?
Yoga posture or asanas, mediation and relaxation and breathing exercises or pranayama are very strong tools for stimulation or calming depending on the situation. In order to find the suitable yoga practice for yourself and make it calming, strong, warming and grounding, you should try few things.
There are some general rules about yoga practice for fall and most of them can be applied for any season. For instance, you should perform yoga exercises slowly, steadily and at a stable pace. You need to warm=up before any activity in order to avoid injuries. Although yoga is not a very fast type of training, it is true that injuries might happen if your body is not stretched. Also, try to avoid over-stretching. In addition, practice deep and calm breathing.
In order to protect our health during the whole year and especially in fall, many experts say that it is crucial to slow down and support the natural ability of the liver to remove toxins from the system and to distance our body from external influences starting from the diet we practice to the time we spend in from of the electronic devices.
We hope that these tips will help you stay healthy and beautiful this fall!