Fall: time to get back into a routine.

September 17, 2012

I hope that your summer was rich in adventures, experiences and fun, rest, healthy foods and great friends and family to share it all with. Summer is such a wonderful time to relax and enjoy family life in a different way: no holidays to fret over, just sun, backyard barbecues, pick-up games of flag football or competing for the silliest pool jump! Bishop Desmond Tutu said it best about families: ” You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
As much as we love the relaxed summer mode, our body and mind crave routine and fall is synonymous with back to school, early morning wake-up times and getting back into a rhythm.

We function best according to the rhythms of nature.

We are in constant exchange with the environment around us and we experience well being when we are in synchrony. Adopting a regular routine creates greater energy, happiness, balanced digestion and good rest.

In Ayurveda, the 24 hour clock is evenly divided in 6 periods, to represent the Vata, Pitta and Kapha times. It is called the Dosha cycle and understanding it is helpful so you can tailor activity and rest to maximize benefits. For example, it is beneficial to get up and start your day while in Vata time, before 6 am. Working out is most beneficial in Kapha time, between 6 and 10 am while eating a larger meal and expecting great digestion is best accomplished at lunch, the peak of Pitta time.

Fall is also a great time to do a reset on nutrition. Did you know that studies show that the average adult gains between 5 and 15 pounds between October 15th and December 31st?
If this gives you pause for thought, good… it should! Now is the time to learn how to “Eat for Life”! No need to make New Year resolutions to lose weight, only to fail, yet again, by March 1st! Eating well is a daily action, not a quick let-me-starve-myself-fix. Contact me at christine@satyawellness.com or 978 430 6122 for a free consultation, I’d be happy to help.

Cleansing is also a great tool to have in your nutrition toolbox. If cleanses evoke starvation, detoxing and endless evening meetings and you would rather run away, I have some gentle and easy solutions for you!
The first is a 7 day cleanse, done on your own without disturbing your daily routine. Is is easy to accomplish and the Ayurvedic herbs help get rid of toxins in a gentle yet very effective manner. The result? Better energy, radiant complexion, weight loss and less cravings. Deepak Chopra says it better than me, so watch  him in this 2 minute video.

If you feel a little more adventurous and would like to try your hand at an elimination cleanse, I have a home study program just for you. The 4 Weeks to a New You program is easy to follow. It contains 4 CDs and a workbook that can be used over and over again, each fall and spring. It can be condensed into 2 weeks if you choose to.

Both methods will deliver great results and I have been using them for myself and my family for years as well as many satisfied clients. Contact me at christine@satyawellness.com with questions or to order.
So this year, I hope you will fall into wellness, easily and effortlessly.
Remember, when you are looking at that cider donut, say this mantra under your breath: “Nothing tastes as good as good health feels”…
Wishing you crisp mornings and sunny days. Happy Fall!
Be well,