Make and Take Ayurveda Spice Workshop To Offer a Great Way to Begin a New Fall Routine
If you’re like me, you’ve been craving visible signs of fall – a reason to layer in sweaters and enjoy a cup of warm tea by the fireplace here at Wrens Nest. Our bodies, as well as our minds, crave the change in seasons. There’s a reason why the smell of apple cider is so appealing this time of year. As the seasons change, so do our body’s needs. Our upcoming workshop on October 29 addresses that in more detail. Jaya Ramamurthy is once again joining us for our “Make and Take Ayurveda Spice Workshop,” where everyone will learn how incorporating specific spices to their diets can benefit their health, especially as we prepare for cooler weather. We’ll all come away with some delicious recipes, and we’ll enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasting, including one of Jaya’s famous soups and some chai tea prepared by our good friend, Linda Norman.
In ayurveda, there are three seasons: the vata season, which goes from late fall into early winter and is a cool, but dry time of year; kapha season, from the coldest part of winter into spring and is a moist time of year; and pitta season, which includes the hottest, longest days of the year—from late spring through the summer and into early fall. These terms are also classifications for our body’s constitutions called “doshas,” which are determined by a variety of qualities. At the workshop, we’ll discuss the six tastes that balance the doshas and how we can use spices during the fall (vata) and winter (kapha) seasons to achieve that balance.
One specific area of importance during the fall season is establishing a routine. We’re not talking carpool lines or weekly shopping trips. Instead, we’ll talk about how what we eat and when we eat it during this time of year can make a difference in our health. Establishing daily routines to help us feel steady and comforted is important right now. That includes spending time with our bodies, taking care of our skin and incorporating restorative yoga practices on a regular basis. Fall is a time of letting go, and our bodies need to mimic the season. Like the squirrels who store up their nuts, we too need to store up for the winter and keep our internal fires kindled.
I hope you’ll join us Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Wrens Nest and share in preparing for this season with learning some practical tips on feeding your body and minds with the ayurvedic knowledge of self care. For more information and to register online, visit our website at www.wrensnestcenter.com.