Once again we come around the sun and meet Fall Equinox like every year. Use the energy from the cosmos in this transitional season and allow change to find its way in your life.
“As above so below”
Just as nature is preparing for the winter months to come, so is our body. Our vital energies begin to circulate deeper into the organ systems to guard against colder temperatures. Our health is directly tied to our relationship with the environment. To maintain health and balance, one’s lifestyle should be adjusted to reflect the seasonal change. Here are some tips for a healthy autumn integrating you and your enviroment.
a time to clean out and clear out those things in our lives that no longer contribute to health and balance. Autumn is a “transition” season, by that I mean a time when we move from a period of utmost warmth and activity to a time of colder temperatures and stillness.
Not only is this the perfect time to detox the body, but also your environment. Fall is the time to let go of things you no longer need. A deep fall cleaning at home to de-clutter your surroundings and make your home comfortable for winter. Also, let go of any negative thoughts that keep you from achieving your goals, release past hurts and prepare for the winter season of deep contemplation and revitalization so that in the spring you can begin anew.
If you don’t eave know where to start, check out Mariekondo lo learn about specific decluttering Methods.
Prepare Your Natural Medicine Cabinet
Study after study shows that for every medication out there, there is an herbal equivalent that works just as well with fewer side effects. This is the time to stock up on herbal decongestants, antivirals, antibiotics, anti-nausea herbs and natural pain relievers.
Check out Chirons Apothecary for some inspiration.
Add Warm Touches to Your Home
As the temperature changes in around you, make adjustment in your home to create an atmosphere of warmth. One example could be to bring your rugs into central areas of the house, or incorporate a new rug in the colder areas of your house like the hallway.
Make sure to pull out all the cozy blankets and throws you have and place them around the lounging areas so you don’t have to constantly get up to get them.
Light is so important during winter specially if you are in a colder region where winter gets very little sunlight. Bring that brightness into your home, add some splashes of light by relocating your lamps. Change some light bulbs that provide yellow light where needed. And let Fire into your space by adding some candles close to the areas you like to hang out most in your home.
Check out some of Fall Arrivals to warm up your home.