Autumn Equinox: Seasonal Change Affects Our Health

by Lisa Breitenwischer

September 21, 2022

Autumn Equinox: Seasonal Change Affects Our Health

The Autumn Equinox occurs on the 22nd of September, marking the change in seasons and the spiraling in of energy. If you experience symptoms like colds, flu, skin rashes, or digestive irregularities around this time, it may actually be a good thing.

The Autumn Equinox marks a crossover point where our energy moves inwards, and we are more focused on ourselves. Through reflection and introspection, we have a powerful opportunity for changing our behavioral and emotional patterns, and shifting our consciousness. 

During this time we might experience symptoms of illness such as colds or flu, skin rashes, digestive issues, and muscle aches and pains. Surprisingly, these are signs of regeneration as the body releases toxins. Instead of trying to suppress these symptoms, practice self-tolerance: accept and embrace them as part of the change. When we’re more receptive, we can be open to receiving nourishment and warmth to rebuild our resources for the winter ahead.

During this time, we may also experience waves of emotion, which is part of the unconscious shift. We can benefit by allowing to release and let go of any suppressed feelings.

What Can We Do To Support The Transition?

There may be a temptation to stay busy, to avoid what we’re actually experiencing. Instead, you can support the mind-body by taking simple actions such as:

  • Staying hydrated. Drink room temperature or warm water throughout the day.
  • Shifting to warm nourishing foods, like soups and root vegetables.
  • Getting plenty of rest.
  • Moving the body daily with gentler exercises.
  • If you experience seasonal symptoms, accept and embrace them as part of the change and take the opportunity to slow down and apply self-care.</span
  • If you feel mental or emotional charges taking place, go out in nature, meditate, talk to a therapist if needed.
  • Take time to reflect on what inspires you, what creates meaning in your life, and how to become more aligned with what’s really important to you
  • Pamper yourself with a foot spa, sauna, or warm bath.
  • Do more of what feels self-nourishing for you.

Self-care is health care. This is a great time to schedule a Health Consultation for yourself. Email support@behealthyyoga.com to set up your appointment today. Or follow this link to see my Nutrition Programs.

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