I was sitting at a cafe a few days ago doing a bit of work, when my attention began to drift to the man at the nearby table.
He was sitting, sipping his coffee, having a conversation with his friend, and shaking his leg incessantly up and down with no end in sight.
I remembered that back in my younger days I used to do the same exact thing.
Constant fidgeting and excess movement to expel the undigested stagnation from my physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
In the Indian science of life known as Ayurveda it is said that regardless of what constitution one predominantly occupies, we are all dealing with excess vatta or wind like cyclone energy.
Life moves fast, from media, smartphones, continual conversation, marketing, do to lists, being on the go, the continual fast pace evolution of technology and the mounting demands of work, relationships, financial stability, family, and partnership.
Its no wonder everyone feels a bit overwhelmed and ungrounded.
Particularly as we enter the cooler seasons where vatta is amplified even more, what are you doing to create more stability in order to avoid the vatta vortex?
Here are some ideas:
- Sit for 5min of grounded meditation focusing on your exhale 3x a week.
- Eat more cooked foods especially roots like carrot, sweet potato, parsnips, and squash.
- Plan out your day and create a clear and realistic structure to your day.
- Drink warm ginger tea throughout your day to help you ground.
- Get more regular massages or give yourself a self massage with warm almond oil.
- Surround yourself with sweeter smells like cinnamon, clove, pine, and vanilla.
- Incorporate Ghee (clarified butter) into your cooking. Tasty when added to oats or used to saute onion and garlic for soup.
Commit to at least 2 ideas on this list for 2 full weeks and notice if you feel more grounded and connected to the outer and inner facets of your life.