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Dear friends,

Isn't it a lovely day today? There is no denying that fall is in the air and that this might be one of the last days of summer. As I look out my window, I can perceive a shift even in the quality of the light that is pouring through the branches and the leaves of the tree in front of my home, here in North Carolina.

Ayurveda is all about living by the laws of nature and so as we feel this transition in nature, we might be called to make some changes to our lifestyle so as to move forward into the fall and winter season with strong immunity and radiant health. Ayurveda tells us that the fall season is the last remnant of the (hot and wet) Pitta season and later we will move into the drier and colder Vata season. To cool our Pitta I wanted to recommend to you to visit your local farmer's markets as the foods available there will be naturally cooling to our Pittas. Foods such as apples, pomegranates and beets that even speak of vibrant autumn colors.

Pitta is primarily composed of the fire and water elements, which make Pitta sharp, hot, slightly oily, liquid, and dynamic. Because of these characteristics, Pitta is balanced by the sweet, bitter, and astringent tastes and aggravated by the sour, salty, and pungent tastes. Attention to these 6 tastes will be a great guide to your food shopping and intake.

We are no strangers to the sweet taste :) But the sweet taste is often more subtle than we might initially imagine. For instance, rice and milk are predominantly sweet.

Even bitter tastes we can imagine, as much as we would like to avoid it :) Think of vegetables such as bitter melon, burdock root and leafy greens (like kale, collards, dandelion greens). Not so bad is it? The bitter taste is very cleansing for our digestive tract.

Then there is the astringent taste, the mystery out of all these tastes. It is a flavor of dryness that can be produced by tannins in the bark, leaves, and outer rinds of fruits and trees. It causes the mucus membranes in the mouth to contract and results in an immediate dry, chalky, and sometimes puckering sensation in the mouth. Think pomegranate, chickpeas, broccoli and all beans in general.

Now doesn't this already create an image of deliciousness in your mouth?

I look forward to going into more detail in my Ayurvedic Yoga classes and private consultations with you.

Here is the schedule for October and below that the information you need to purchase class cards and access a link to the online class.

Schedule for September

9/24 NO CLASS - Free video available for class card holders

Schedule for October

10/1 Ayurvedic Yoga Class & Tea & ❤️ful Conversations

10/8 Ayurvedic Yoga

10/15 NO CLASS - Free video available for class card holders

10/22 Ayurvedic Yoga

10/29 Ayurvedic Yoga

I invite you to join me and other wonderful souls for my WEEKLY AYURVEDIC YOGA CLASS via Zoom, where we thoroughly explore these concepts in a movement class that is kindly heating and yet gentle enough to soothe our nervous systems: Fridays, 9:30 am ET (75 Min) AYURVEDIC YOGA Fridays, 11 am ET (45 min) TEA & ❤️FUL CONVERSATIONS

this FREE space after class every Friday at 11 am ET. That gives us 15 minutes to transition, make a cup of tea and rejoin 😉🙏🏽 You can join this space even if you haven’t been to class 😊In this space we can share conversations that uplift and inspire and learn from each other, as each of us has so much wisdom to offer! Here is the link for all classes, appointments and conversations Classes can be purchased via this link $12/single class $55 for a 5 class pass $105 for a 10 class pass Kindly, remember to check the friends and family option when paying via PayPal. Appointments for Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultations are by appointment only for this month. In gratitude and looking forward to catching up with you all in October, Nasim

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