Autumn Attunement with AEVI Wellness
Aevi Wellness share their top five tips for keeping your mind, body and skin in harmony as the season’s change…
Autumn is a season of transformation, prevalent all around us in nature: the leaves are falling, the air is changing and the light is lower. Just as nature does, it is important that we change our habits with the coming months in order to align mind, body and skin with the season. Read on for 5 ways to do so, courtesy of the founders of Aevi Wellness; Natalie Viklund and Marie Hansen.
- Look to Ayurveda
Based on the idea of achieving balance in the body through nutrition, herbal treatment and yogic breathing – Ayurveda guides us into a dynamic state of balance between body, mind and the environment. With the abundance of vata energy circulating in autumn, our bodies and minds can become overwhelmed and out of balance. By incorporating warmth, regularity and routine, comfort and strength into our daily routines through yoga, food and lifestyle choices, we can counteract this imbalance, one asana at a time. Click here to learn more about Ayurvedic medicine with expert Grace practitioner Sonja Shah-Williams.
- Meditate for Beauty
The perfect way to reconnect body, mind and skin, a beauty breath is a simple technique you can do anywhere, any time. Sit up straight, inhale for ten seconds, hold for ten and exhale for ten, repeating this three minutes. Breathe through your entire body, filling it up from your head to your toes with every inhale and visualising yourself with a healthy glow. Ground yourself in thoughts where you see the beauty in yourself and everything around you.
- Eat with the seasons
While sporadic grazing and overindulging on not-so-healthy comfort food is appealing at this time of year, try shifting your focus to warming, cooked plant-based dishes to satisfy cravings and deeply nourish from the inside out. We always make sure to get our fix of warming soups, root vegetables, gluten free grains and lots of warm tea with fresh ginger, cardamom and cinnamon to improve circulation and digestion.
- Practise yoga
During autumn, a focus on yoga poses that stimulate and strengthen the lungs and large intestine is key, as these organs are most associated with the season. Incorporate Warrior I and Warrior II poses into your routine, along with backbends such as Bow, Bridge and Camel Pose; side stretches, twists, and our favourite: sun salutations, to warm and energise. After your practice, enjoy a long Savasana (Corpse Pose) to stabilise the moving energy of vata.
- Find your morning calm
After our daily yoga practise, we like to sit in the morning stillness, eyes closed, listening inwardly and acknowledging how each part of our body feels. Take a few deep breaths to clear your mind, focus your attention inwards and give any pains or discomfort some attention, to understand what it is that you need. With this inner peace, connect to your inner power and allow yourself to be the light. Open your eyes and begin your day rooted in love and kindness -to yourself and others.
To find out more about Aevi Wellness and the beautiful work they do, join them at Grace on 26th October for a panel discussion exploring the relationship between mind, body and skin existing in a balanced, holistic way. To find out more about the guest panel they’ve lined up, along with delicious, nutritious canapes, click here.