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Embracing Self-Care This Season

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

4 Simple Ways To Add In Self Care This Season

As we enter the gentle embrace of Vata season, I wanted to take a moment to share some nurturing practices that can support us during this time of change. Vata, according to the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, represents the elemental forces of air and space, characterized by qualities such as cold, dryness, movement, and change. This season typically spans from late fall to early winter, influencing both the environment and our inner equilibrium.

In our roles as mental health caregivers, acknowledging the impact of seasonal shifts on our well-being is paramount. These changes affect not only the world around us but also the delicate balance within ourselves. I believe that by embracing self-care, we can better navigate this season and continue to shine as beacons of support for others.

Here are four gentle self-care suggestions to help you find harmony during Vata season:

  1. Create a Sanctuary of Routine: Establishing a comforting daily rhythm can anchor us amidst the unpredictable winds of change. Consider crafting a nurturing routine that includes moments for self-reflection, nourishing meals, and pauses for self-care rituals.

  2. Nourish with Warmth and Love: Embrace the nourishing warmth of cooked meals, herbal teas, and cozy spices that can soothe our souls during this time. These nurturing foods can act as a comforting blanket, providing sustenance and stability.

  3. Gentle Movement as Self-Compassion: Engage in gentle movements that whisper kindness to your body and soul. Whether it's a slow yoga flow, a mindful walk, or moments of stillness, let these practices be an act of self-love and nurturing.

  4. Tender Rituals for Inner Peace: Dedicate moments to tender self-care rituals, such as a warm oil massage, a fragrant bath, or moments of quiet reflection. These rituals serve as invitations for inner peace and comfort.

Vata season is associated with wind, anxiety and movement. By implementing these self care techniques during the winter, you can feel more grounded, focused and stable.

Understanding the importance of self-care during Vata season not only nourishes us personally but also fortifies our ability to compassionately serve our clients.

For further exploration and professional development in integrating holistic Yoga and Ayurveda practices into therapy, I invite you to consider joining our upcoming training program at the Clinical Yoga Institute.

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Our February 2024 cohort provides an enriching opportunity to evolve both personally and professionally. This program offers 40.5 NASW-UT CEUs, empowering you with knowledge and techniques to enhance therapeutic outcomes while nurturing your own self-care practices.

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Let's continue to prioritize self-care and embrace these seasonal transitions together, fostering our well-being as we support others.

Remember that self-care is not indulgence but a necessity for our resilience and nervous system regulation.

May Your Path Be Your Purpose,


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